Islamabad: During a meeting of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), city managers announced their decision to move out a landfill site from residential sector I-12 and replace it with 21 Ehsaas bazaars for cart holders in the area, according to news sources. In addition, the meeting members also proposed four sites for development in the area.
The proposed sites are in Rawat area, Zone IV, and sectors H-16 and H-17. During the meeting, the CDA Director stated that one existing landfill site was about to fill up, while development work was underway in sector I-12.
The CDA had previously voiced concerns that over 600 tonnes of waste was generated in the capital city every day, and that due to a lack of a proper and permanent landfill site, the authorities concerned were forced to dump garbage in sector I-12. Reportedly, last month the CDA and the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) had decided to jointly establish a new landfill site near Chakwal as a permanent solution, with the aforementioned proposed areas expected to be used on a temporary basis.
The CDA and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) have additionally decided to earmark sites for setting up Ehsaas Bazaars in the city, on the pattern of bazaars in G-11 — with Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) Director Ali Asghar also saying that he would be issuing licenses to these cart holders. He added that the first phase of the said initiative would involve establishing bazaars in F-11, G-9 and G-10, with more bazars expected to set-up in other areas of the city in due time.