What Gutter Baghicha can be
What remains of Gutter Baghicha can be developed again as a nature preserve and park for the people of Karachi. It can be replanted and forested (especially with local vegetation of this area). A botanical garden can be planted to display the variety of tropical and sub-tropical flora of the Asia Pacific region.
This could be the first botanic garden of its kind in Pakistan. The Baghicha can have artificial lakes that will become the habitat for migrating birds and lake flora and fauna. There should be no further construction or cultivation and no commercial nurseries.
The replanted Gutter Baghicha should have the following public amenities;
• Parking area
• Play spaces for children
• Study and research center on the flora and fauna of the Baghicha
• Internal water recycling plants
• Food kiosks
• Communication kiosks
Environs of Gutter Baghicha
The bastis and neighborhoods of Gutter Baghicha are currently areas of unsatisfactory living conditions, low income, drug addiction, unemployment, ill-health, high infant mortality, and pollution. People living in Lyari and other adjacent areas have no recreation facilities and live with a sense of deprivation. Imagine what a peaceful green park in their midst would do for their psyche, health recreation and law and order.