Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) recently completed the development work of the H-11, Phase III graveyard in the capital city, at a cost of PKR 17.7 million - according to a news source.
As part of its development initiative, the authority demarcated 86 plots and constructed several footpaths and a drainage system in the locality. Moreover, it ensured the provision of proper lighting arrangements.
Following the completion of the demarcation process, each plot can now harbour 332 graves; which total in 28,000 graves spread over 86 plots.
The site will soon be handed over to the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI).
The phases I & II have 64 plots, which are at present filled to capacity. According to an estimate, 1,800 to 2,000 graves are filled each year – and as per this average, the additional spaces is expected to facilitate the burial requirements for the next 10 to 15 years.
The development of Phase III was spurred by the lack of burial spaces in Islamabad, which is why new sites are being developed.