CDA approves three mega projects

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority Development Working Party (CDADWP) has approved three mega projects amounting to millions of rupees.The allocation for these projects would be made in the current CDA budget and the work would start soon after the approval of the budget for the financial year 2014-15. The projects include construction of two underpasses on Faisal Avenue between Sectors G7, G8, and Sectors F7 and F8, and construction of Citizens Facilitation Centre in Sector G7 and fixation of barbed wire and warning boards around the CDA’s acquired land. The estimated cost of the underpasses is Rs 555 million. The approval was granted in a meeting of the CDADWP held at the CDA headquarters on Tuesday. CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal chaired the meeting. The CDA board members and other relevant officials were also present during the meeting.The completion time for the projects is six months. The scheme shall be financed through CDA’s own resources. The scheme comprising of two underpasses to link Sector G8 with Sector G7 at their corresponding major roads as per the plan was duly issued by the TE&TP director. Similarly, the arrangements for Sector F8 and F7 on the Faisal Avenue are also catered in this scheme. The CDADWP also approved the construction of a Citizens Facilitation Centre at Jasmine Road, Sector G7/2. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 71 million. The completion time for the centre is also six months. The purpose of the facilitation centre is to provide a central office for the convenience of the general public for all kinds of services related to CDA, IESCO, SNGPL, PTCL, NADRA, etc under a single roof. The architectural and structural design is prepared by the Design Wing of the CDA and the Structure Directorate.The CDADWP in its meeting on Tuesday approved another project of fixing barbed wires, boundary pillars, warning boards, and construction of pre-cast wall around the CDA’s acquired land to save it from illegal encroachers. The project cost is estimated to be Rs 333 million. The project would be completed in one year. The scheme comprising of the construction of boundary pillars of RCC for demarcation of sectors, providing fixing barbed wire fence with RCC pillars, and providing fixing warning boards and construction of pre-cast RCC wall. The work approved shall protect the CDA’s land and CDA would be able to develop the sectors for general public for residential and commercial purpose to complete the capital as per the approved master plan of the city. 

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