Islamabad: Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah inaugurated the construction of the Faisal Avenue underpass in Sectors G-7 and G-8, a news source reported. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will carry out the construction of the underpass.
During the ceremony, the minister addressed the public saying that the city belong to them. He added that they had every right to take initiatives for its beautification. He requested the citizens to keep the city garbage-free, clean, and green.
Shah said that the underpass connecting the two sectors would facilitate the respective residents. A CDA press release stated that the project was approved in 2015. The authority prioritised it given its importance for public utility. CDA reviewed the project and approved its PC-1. The officials decided to extend the construction period, but keep the original cost and location. The approved cost of the construction was PKR 351 million.
The work on the construction of the underpass has commenced after receiving a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CDA has a construction period of one year for this project in mind.
According to sources, the construction of the Faisal Avenue Underpass is an essential need for commencing other projects in the vicinity that will facilitate the residents of the sectors. Additionally, the project’s construction will resolve the traffic congestion issues in these areas.
Meanwhile, the authorities concerned have already completed a number of works around the project’s location. This will speed up the underpass construction process as well as provide ease to the residents – reducing traffic hazards and promoting a better urban environment.
For this purpose, the relevant departments planted 990 saplings in F9 Park, and 100 near the underpass.