Islamabad: The Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) has approved Project Concept-1 (PC-I) for water supply lines for Sectors G-13 and G-14, news sources reported on November 29.
The above-mentioned sectors will be provided with a permanent water supply line from Shah Allah Ditta Reservoir to address the chronic water supply issues. Under the project, FGEHA will lay down a 2-kilometre-long section of the water line from the reservoir, which will be part of the already-completed 14-kilometre-long pipeline network. As per the FGEHA spokesperson, the project will take one year and will be completed on a priority basis. Once completed, the project will help provide 2.5 million gallons per day (MGD) of water to both sectors, in addition to 1 MGD being provided from Khanpur Dam. The previous project was completed by the Capital Development Authority (CDA), but a 2-kilometre section remained unfinished, causing it to be delayed beyond the anticipated dates.
It is important to note that FGEHA is the developer of Sectors G-13 and G-14, with the task of providing basic infrastructure to the residents. However, the water shortage has led to lower-than-expected construction and development activity.