Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) board has taken several major decisions in its meeting held under Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed. One of the decisions pertains to the construction of 4,400 low-cost apartments in Alipur Farash, according to news report published on March 16.
The CDA board plans to allot apartments to the displaced people of shanty settlements through the authority and other beneficiaries of the Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority (NAPHDA) through auction. Other decisions made by this meeting include the construction of three roads to be built through (Ministry of Defence) and the establishment of the Metropolitan Police. This force will be formed in collaboration with Islamabad Police and will guide and assist citizens in public places and tourist spots.
Moreover, the board decided that the following three road projects will be constructed either through the Defence Ministry’s Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) or the National Logistics Cell (NLC).
- Margalla Avenue (33 km from G.T. Road to D-12 and then from the edge of Constitution Avenue to Bhara Kahu)
- I.J.P. Road
- 10th Avenue
The final decision in this regard is subject to the federal cabinet’s approval. The board said that both NLC and FWO are capable of executing the projects. Additionally, CDA has decided to take up the stalled Ghazi Barotha Project under the Engineering Procurement Construction (PEC) mode through the defence ministry in a bid to supply 200 million gallons of water on a daily basis to the twin cities from Tarbela Dam.
Also, the board decided to operationalize the already constructed green restaurant and two café shops/kiosks in Sector F-9 Park.