ISLAMABAD (APP) - The development of much-delayed residential sector D-12 is being hampered after the security of the federal capital was raised to high alert, banning the entry of dumpers in the federal capital carrying construction material and heavy machinery. The sector was opened in 1988 and the development work was started in 2003 but it was suspended following a clash between Islamabad Police and the residents over evacuation issue, claiming some lives as well. The development work was resumed in January this year and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had committed to give possession of plots to the allottees from first week of July but it seems difficult as work on some roads and pipelines is yet to be done. Almost 90 percent of development has been completed. The work has been slowed down due to ban on dumpers entry in the city. We are receiving just five to seven dumpers a day against the demand of 40, said Mir Ahmed, the contractor of sector D-12. He said only the dumpers carrying security pass are allowed entry in the city, adding that one has to pass through a cumbersome procedure to get a security pass and added that he would soon approach secretary Cabinet Division to resolve the matter. However, the contractor hoped that it would not take more than a month to complete the development of two sub-sectors while the development of rest two sub-sectors would be completed by December as some pockets are yet to be acquired. The contract for the project was awarded to M/s Mohammed Ayub & Brothers against Rs 520 million which was later escalated to Rs 900 million, for what a CDA official said was done owing to excessive price hike of steel, construction material as well as labor cost. He said due to non-acquisition of land in sectors D-12/2 and D-12/4 is also causing huge loss as huge quantity of pipes and construction material is lying useless as the occupants are resisting CDAs move to evacuate the land. According to a senior CDA official, the Authority was striving for amicable solution to the compensation issue as some of the occupants are demanding compensation more than the package announced by the civic body. He said the Authority would start giving possession to the allottees soon after the completion of development work expected within a couple of weeks.