Islamabad: The board of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Thursday declined a suggestion put forth by its planning and development (P&D) wing to allocate a chunk of land for the establishment of 44 nurseries in Islamabad, a news source reported.
Previously, the P&D wing had requested the civic agency to set aside four kanals of land for the development of each individual nursery. The land in question is situated on the right of ways (ROWs) of major roads and avenues; including the Kashmir Highway and the 11th Avenue near NUST.
Moreover, it had asked the authority to allot the land to private nurseries, but did not reveal further details.
In response, the CDA board declined the recommendation; saying that the authorities concerned had already launched several anti-encroachment drives on the ROWs following court directives. It added that the civic agency did not have the authority to undertake the nursery development gig – a mandate of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI).
Previously, the CDA had faced several issues while vacating plots for its own use which were allotted to private individuals for similar purposes. Therefore, the board wanted to avoid creating the same situation once again.