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Islamabad: CDA plans six lanes for Faisal Avenue

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to widen Faisal Avenue into six lanes.

The project would be executed soon after the construction of loops and slip roads at Zero-Point Interchange, a CDA official told Online on Tuesday.

The Avenue would be made six-lane wide from Zero-Point to Faizabad Interchange, he said, adding Kashmir Highway would be further be extended to five lanes from Peshawar Mor to 7th Avenue.

Two kilns issued notices: Two brick kilns adjacent to Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Airport were issued orders to stop operation for the sake of environment protection.

Sources said one kiln owner had got a stay order against suspension of its operation. Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry made a comprehensive plan of shifting smoke-emitting kilns out of the city, realising that smoke-emitting brick kilns near the airport were causing air pollution.

According to a survey of Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA), nearly 50 brick kilns in Rawalpindi and Islamabad were creating air pollution at an alarming rate.

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