The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has initiated development of sector I-11, I-12 even before hiring of contractor firm to provide accommodation facility to more than 15,000 allottees yearning to have their own shelter in the federal capital.

“We have initiated the development on departmental basis. We have moved the machinery of our Machinery Pool Organization so that earthwork may be completed as soon as possible,” said a senior CDA official.

He said that the authority could not develop any residential sector for last several years, as the last sector developed by the authority was F-11 some two decades ago.

The housing shortage has swelled in the city to more than 50,000 units and the people are forced to bear skyrocketing house rents despite having paid the amount for residential plots in different sectors.

The official said that the basic purpose of activating MPO was to utilise our own resources, as the directorate was almost abandoned due to procedural flaws and described it as the only way to develop the stalled sectors.

When questioned, he said the contractor would be hired later as it would take months to finalize the contract agreement and added that MPO would execute the work on the rates defined by the National Highway Authority.

Source: The News