Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is making all out efforts for provision of basic amenities and improving infrastructure in the markets especially in sectors of G and I series to facilitate the residents and business community.

All future development projects would be executed in collaboration with the stakeholders particularly the traders community.

This was stated by CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi during a meeting with the delegation of the Fruit and Vegetable market I-11 Islamabad, headed by the President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce, Zahid Maqbool, here today. The Chairman said that development of the road infrastructures, provision of public toilet facility, developing parking areas and improving the sewerage system in the markets is being given top priority. Imtiaz Inayat said the shortage of drinking water facility for the fruit and vegetable market will be addressed by improving the already installed tubewells in the area.

The chairman directed the Water Management Wing to make the tube well functional which is not operational these days. He said that space for constructing the public toilet facilities at fruit and vegetable market would be provided by the CDA, whereas the construction cost and maintenance would be the responsibility of the traders.

Imtiaz Inayat said that issues of streetlights, cleanliness and parking would be resolved in consultation with the traders of the market.

The chairman directed the concerned department that existing sewerage lines may be upgraded and improved to resolve the sewerage issue.

Chairman said that a special task force has since been constituted to address the day-to-day issues of the markets. Market Coordinators are being deputed in all the markazs of the capital in this regard.

Source: The News