ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority Development (CDA) is likely to approve Rs 57.2157 million for feasibility study of Sector I-15 in next Development Working Party (DWP) meeting.

The CDA has hired a private consultant company for the feasibility study of the project and under agreement the consultant would complete the study of the project within five months, an official source told Daily Times.

He said the CDA had launched I-15 in 2006 to cater to the residential needs of low-income group in the capital. CDA Chairman Kamran Lashari at the launching ceremony had said that the sector would be completed in one year but the development work could not be initiated so far.

The official said, earlier, infrastructure development work of the sector worth Rs 1164.170 million was awarded to M/S Al Khan, owned by brother of former federal minister for health Nasir Khan.

The contractor failed to show progress in the development work even after one year and the CDA had cancelled the contract but no action was taken against the contractor for delay.

The source said delay in development work had incurred huge loss to the CDA as it paid funds to the contractor in the start of the project.

He said that in I-15, the CDA had fixed 54 per cent quota for general public, 20 per cent for affectees of Islamabad, 10 per cent for non-commissioned officers (NCOs), 10 per cent for employees of federal government from basic scale 1-15, five per cent for CDA employees, and one per cent for working journalists of twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

There are 13,500 housing units in the sector including 5,500 plots of 5-7 Marlas and 8,000 flats. Fazal Sher
source: Daily Times