Islamabad - Capital Development Authority Development Working Party (CDADWP) on Thursday, under the chair of Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal, approved six new developmental projects.

The meeting was held here at the CDA headquarters. In order to facilitate the commuters, particularly the residents of Islamabad, CDADWP approved the PC-I for the construction of two under-passes at Faisal Avenue i.e. one underpass between G-7 and G-8 and the other underpass between F-7 and F-8, with the estimated cost of Rs 850.215 million.

This public welfare project will not only facilitate the residents of these sectors but would help maintain the traffic flow on the Faisal Avenue. The scheme shall be financed through CDA’s own resources.

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To minimise the response time of CDA fire service in case of fire occurrence or emergency situation, CDADWP approved the establishment of four more fire sub-stations in different sectors of Islamabad and up-gradation of fire sub-station located in G-5.

The PC-I for project of establishment of four new fire sub-stations and up-gradation of fire sub-station of Sector G-5 was approved with the cost of Rs 408.178 million.

The CDADWP in its meeting also approved the PC-I of the project for construction of additional block at Capital Hospital for providing better medical facilities to CDA employees and to accommodate more patients. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 87.696 million. With construction of new block maximum number of patients would be accommodated at Capital Hospital. In order to facilitate the general public, especially the trader community of Islamabad, PC-I for construction of bridge in I&T centre G-10/4 was also approved. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 87.696 million.

During the meeting of CDADWP, revised PC-I of the project for dualisation of Lehtrar Road from Tramrri Chowk to PINSTECH with the cost of Rs.1161.939 millions was also approved.

Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal has directed the relevant formations of the authority to take immediate and effective steps for initiating the public welfare projects which were approved during the meeting so that residents of Islamabad could be served in better way.

The chairman CDA said that initiation of new public welfare projects and early completion of on-going development projects are among the priorities of the Authority and CDA would utilize its all available resources for timely completion of these projects.

Member Administration and Estate Amer Ali Ahmed, Member Finance Arbab Sher Bahadar, Member Planning and Design Waseem Ahmed Khan, Member Environment Syed Mustafain Kazmi, Member Engineering Shahid Sohail, officers of planning and cabinet division and Director P&E Hafiz Ehsan-ul-Haq also attended the meeting.