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CDA to construct 2 underground parking plazas, 5 flyovers

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) would construct two underground parking plazas and five flyovers to ease the parking and traffic issues in the city.CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal expressed these views in a meeting with a delegation of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Administration Member Amir Ali Ahmed, Municipal Administration Director Hamza Shafqat, and other senior officials of the authority were also present on the occasion. The ICCI delegation apprised the chairman of their issues during the meeting.The chairman further said that the CDA has a vision to promote commercial activities in the city. He added that all the issues of the business community would be resolved on priority basis. “The CDA welcomes proposals and suggestions from the business community for the welfare of the city and its residents. All available means and resources would be applied for this purpose,” Afzal said.Parking is a major issue in the city and the CDA wants to settle it at the earliest. For this purpose, the CDA plans to construct two underground parking plazas, and their designs have been finalised. Planning and designs for flyovers and underpasses have also been finalised, and the construction work would commence soon. The construction of the parking plazas and flyovers/underpasses would bring substantial comfort for the residents of the city.Realising the need to further streamline the sewerage facilities in the city, five sewerage treatment plants have also been planned and designed for different areas of the city. “The construction work for these sewerage treatment plants would also kick off shortly after the completion of necessary codal formalities,” the chairman said. CDA, in a short time, would start the development work for Park Enclave and advertisements in the newspapers in this regard have been published. “Speedy construction work on the Kashmir Highway is also underway,” he informed. The completion of construction and expansion work on the Kashmir Highway would prove a milestone for the resolution of traffic problems in the city and would also boost business activities.The construction work for the Margalla Highway from Constitution Avenue to Murree Road would also commence soon, and tenders in this regard have already been floated in the newspapers. The authority is constructing slip-ways at major crossings and squares of the city as well. “Construction and development work in markets which is already in progress would be further expedited,” Afzal added. The delegation of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry assured their full support and cooperation to the chairman for welfare of the city and its residents.

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