Islamabad - Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal has directed that all ongoing development projects, particularly the priority projects, must be completed within given timeframe.

He passed these directions while chairing a meeting held to review the progress of the ongoing priority projects in the federal capital. The meeting was attended by Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed, member engineering and other senior officers of the CDA.

During the meeting, the chairman CDA was briefed that the work on Signal-Free Corridor Islamabad Expressway is in full swing and its first phase is expected to be completed by the end of December this year, which is two months earlier than the project completion deadline i.e. February 2016. He was informed that two out of four loops of I-8 interchange have been opened for the traffic while work on the remaining two loops is being carried out at fast pace.

While briefing about the progress of development work at Park Enclave, the chairman was apprised that development work at Park Enclave is being completed on war footing basis. The meeting was informed that after completion of the road infrastructure development and other facilities, streetlights are being installed at the scheme. Moreover, services of the consultant have already been hired for the provision of electricity connections in the residential area.

The meeting was informed that the process for handing over the possession of the plots to the allotees of this housing scheme is likely to be initiated in December this year.

The chairman was informed that in line with vision of the CDA management, work on the development of the sectors is also being carried out at fast pace. In this connection, he was informed that all codal formalities for initiating development work at sector E-12/2 have been completed. Tender for carrying out development in this sector have already been floated, which will open on October 27 and development work would start soon after the opening of tenders. He was apprised that development work in this sector is expected to be completed at the earliest as the CDA has possession of the whole sector. Similarly, development work at sectors C-14, C-15 and C-16 is being executed at the fast pace. He was apprised that after vacating CDA land from the adverse possession, barbed wire is being erected around the vacated land for its fencing.

The chairman was further informed that road infrastructure in the city is also in the phase of revamping in this regard design for the dualisation of Embassy Road, G-10 West Service Road and F-11 Service Road has been finalized and tenders would be floated soon. The meeting was also informed that work on two parking plazas being constructed in Markaz F-7 have almost been completed which will be opened for public very soon while, feasibility report for construction of similar nature of parking plazas are also being prepared.