Islamabad - The residents of Bani Gala have demanded construction of bridge over Korang Nullah to avoid loss of precious lives during incessant rains and monsoon season. Over the years, many people had lost their lives in unfortunate incidents while crossing causeway when nullah erupts with heavy rains.

The construction of bridge over the nullah is the responsibility of

Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration but its response had been sluggish to demand of local people.

The ICT administration was supposed to construct a bridge over the Korang Nullah, but the project could not be executed.

The nullah is fed by water from streams in Murree and adjacent areas and the pedestrians and those travelling on bikes and cars have complained that causeway posed serious threats to lives.

“If the administration can carpet Korang Road leading towards Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s house in Bani Gala, it should also heed the call of people for construction of bridge,” said Muhammad Ali, a resident of Bani Gala.

Another resident Mohsin Agha demanded that authorities should immediately start construction of the bridge to facilitate the masses to avoid any mishap.

In July 2010, two people reportedly lost their lives when their car fell into the same nullah.

The residents have complained that despite repeated efforts, the authorities are yet to act. “We have lodged several complaints with the concerned department but they always turn a deaf ear to our plea,” said Haji Rizwan, a resident of Bani Gala.

Meanwhile, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration on Sunday confiscated three motorboats and fishing nets involved in illegal fishing in Rawal Lake. According to details, during surprise inspection in Rawal Dam area, Assistant Commissioner Secretariat Islamabad, Waqas Rashid confiscated the boats and fishing nets in violation of Section 144 and arrested three persons.

He informed that the administration has enforced Section 144 and prohibited motor boating in Rawal Lake in order to protect lake water from pollution.

He said that stern action would be taken against the violators.