Senate body for early completion of I-16 developmental workTuesday, October 18, 2011
ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Functional Committee has called for early completion of the developmental work in sector I-16 of the federal capital to enable the allotees to start construction of houses. Senator Kalsoom Perveen presided over the meeting of the committee at the Parliament House to review the implementation status of various assurances given on the floor of the house from time to time. Reviewing the implementation status of assurance regarding completion of Shah Allah Ditta water reservoir project, the committee directed CDA chairman and other relevant officials to expedite the pace of work on the project and ensure its completion within the stipulated time.
The work was required to be complete by September 4, 2008, which was delayed due to non-availability of safe possession from sector I-14 to I-16 and problems with NHA along GT Road. The possession from I-14 to I-16 was made available in March 2011 and pipeline has been laid. An amount Rs 1,696,575 was paid to NHA on August 29, 2011 due to revised rates.
The pending work of phase-1 (4.40 Km) has also been awarded to contractor on July 04, 2011 with approval of competent authority. CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi informed to Senate body a sum of Rs 350 million has been paid by CDA to IESCO in April 2008, as full cost of Grid Station. Grid Station has been completed and feeders have also been installed.
Chairman informed that CDA has already paid to SNGLP a sum of Rs 93.17 million in 2005 to develop the infrastructure. Furthermore 75 percent of internal Sui Gas work has been completed and remaining work is in progress along with Civil Works. The work of water supply has been taken up and 85 percent work has already been completed.
Responding to question from member of the committee, CDA chairman said that a proposal was under consideration to develop the sector through a joint venture. He said that there was no proposal under consideration for declaring G-12 sector as a model village. CDA chairman further informed that 99 percent of the developmental work of sector I-16 has been completed, however, work is being carried out to supply natural Gas and electricity to the area by the agencies concerned. He said that the work would be completed by December 31, 2011 if all problems were timely resolved.
The Committee decided to summon SNGPL and IESCO high ups in the next meeting to have a detailed briefing on the progress of the work. The committee assured its support to the CDA and other relevant departments to overcome challenges in the way of projects. Senators including Hafiz Rashid Ahmed, Sabina Rauf, Abdul Rashid, Surriya Ameerud Din, Abdul Rashid and Mrs. Rehana Yahya Baloch besides Addition Secretary Cabinet, CDA chairman and other officials, attended the meeting.Source: [Daily Times]