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CDA forms task force to monitor uplift projects

A task force has been constituted in the Capital Development Authority (CDA), headed by Deputy Director-General (Planning and Housing Development) to monitor the progress of development activities in sectors D-12 and E-12.

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by CDA Chairman Tariq Mahmood Khan. Task Force members include Director (Lands) Asadullah Faiz, Director (Sector Development) Hafiq Ehsan-ul-Haq and the Project Director (E&M) for Sector D-12 Mohammad Imran and Deputy Director-General (Planning and Housing Development) Ghulam Sarwar Sandhu attended the meeting.

The chairman directed the task force to regularly visit to invigilate the progress on development activities on priority and submit reports to him on fortnightly basis. He was also briefed about the ongoing and new developmental projects in sectors I-14, I-15, I-16, D-12 and E-12. He advised the concerned departments to ensure timely completion of the ongoing projects.

“All new projects should be initiated with proper planning to ensure that those are beneficial for the citizens of Islamabad and the general public in ever manner,” he said. He expressed his satisfaction over the development work in Sector I-14, I-15 and I-16, and directed the engineering wing to ensure the provision of water, electricity and gas on priority basis.

The chairman said that he, along with the members of the CDA Board, would be visiting Sector D-12 on March 25, 2009 to review the pace of development work. He also directed for construction of mosque, the ‘Hill Park’ and installation of electricity, gas and water facilities on urgent basis in sector D-12.

“The commercial plots in the sector D-12 should also be demarcated, enabling the CDA to offer those to the public in the upcoming open auctions being arranged by the authority so as the commercial activity in the sector may also start at the same time when people will start constructing their homes in the sector,” Tariq Mahmood said.

He said that ‘Khayaban-e-Iqbal’ (old Margalla Road) extended from Sector F-12 up to the GT Road would be a three-lane each side running through sectors D-12 and E-12, along the base of Margalla Hills and will connect with the GT Road at Nicholson Monument.

He said that when connected with Peshawar Road through ‘11th Avenue’ it will provide an effective access to Rawalpindi as well. “To cope with the necessities of future, it is essential that the engineering wing should be planning more and more underpasses and flyovers for maintaining a smooth and uninterrupted flow of traffic, the volume of which is bound to increase with the passage of time,” he said.

The concerned officials engaged on various ongoing projects informed the chairman that the pace of work on the ‘Zero Point Inter-Change’ and the ‘Jinnah Avenue-Faisal Avenue Flyover’ is moving smoothly. However, work on the ‘Kashmir Expressway’ and the ‘Khayaban-e-Iqbal extension beyond F-11 would be initiated soon.

The chairman expressed his satisfaction with the presentations made in the meeting but voiced the warning that while due respect would be paid to the honest officers, those found guilty of violating discipline would face proper action.

The meeting was attended by Member (Engineering) Engr. Tahir Shamshad, Member (Estate) Brig (Retd.) Asad Munir, Member (Environment) Mazhar Hussain, Director-General (Services), Director-General (Works), Deputy Director-General (Housing & Planning Development), Director (Sector Development), Director (Lands), and Senior Director (PR).

Source: The News

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