Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to ban construction along all revenue roads located in Zone IV and V of Islamabad in order to address the worsening issue of traffic congestion, news sources reported on December 17.
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In this regard, a summary has been prepared and will be presented before the CDA board of directors, prohibiting any new construction within 50 feet of these roads. The roads affected by this decision include Darwala Road, Bhimber-Lehtrar Road, Simly Dam Road, Japan Road, and Malot Road.
The decision was taken after careful consideration of two solutions, the first being the acquisition of land to widen these roads by another 100 feet and the second being the banning of construction within 50 feet of these roads. The CDA opted for the latter as it would have cost billions of rupees to acquire the land.
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It is worth noting that the revenue roads in Islamabad are usually 20 to 30 feet wide, and due to the increasing development projects and housing societies, these roads are becoming increasingly congested. These roads are some of the most active roads in the city when it comes to new constructions and societies.