CDA TO LAUNCH F-13 SECTOR
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed issued a number of directives to the city managers during his maiden visit to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) headquarters. The meeting was held on Wednesday (30.12.2020). The projects include launching of F-13 residential sector for the low-income group. Moreover, they are executing a number of projects for the city.
Talking to media persons following his visit, the minister said they have asked civic body to launch F-13 for the low-income group. Besides focusing on stalled sectors. He said the new sector, which they will inaugurate on March 23, would have flats for people belonging to the labor class.
The minister also announced that they will regularize the services of all contractual CDA employees.
It is necessary to mention here that F-13 is a land sharing sector of the CDA. In 2008, the civic body had announced award of the sector under land-sharing formula. However, the CDA could not proceed after announcing the award.
According to the land-sharing formula, landowners get a developed plot of one Kanal from the CDA against four Kanal of their land.
In his press briefing, Mr. Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed also appreciated performance of the CDA chairman, member finance and other board members.
He said they had decided to build the 7th Avenue Interchange on the junction of the avenue and Srinagar Highway near Aabpara. Moreover, he emphasized the rehabilitation of I.J. Principal Road. He further ordered to speed up the(ongoing) work on Islamabad Expressway. He added that all 240 parks of the city would be restored within two months.
DEVELOPMENT WORKS IN ISLAMABAD
Mr Ahmed also announced that slums inhabitants living in F-6 and F-7 would be shifted to I-9 and Farash Town. Where Government will give them accommodation in flats. Therefore, initially against nominal charges and later given ownership rights.
The minister also directed the officials that a sector must be launched for journalists. Government will accommodate those who did not get plots in the past. Mr. Ahmed said Eagle Squad, which would have 100 motorcycles, would be launched in Islamabad to fight crime.
Earlier, the chairman briefed interior minister and the board members on the civic authority’s overall functioning, performance, issues and projects during his visit to the headquarters.
During the meeting, sources said the chairman informed minister about the ongoing and upcoming projects. He further told that CDA had a surplus of Rs31 billion in its account. However, they will utilize the amount on public welfare projects.
Chairman briefed the Minister that PC-I of the 7th Avenue Interchange project worth Rs2 billion. Whereas, CDA had passed PKR 6 bn for rehabilitation and expansion of I.J. Principal Road in October this year. At this, the minister directed the CDA to expedite efforts to call tenders to start the two projects as soon as possible, the sources added.
The minister was also told about the proposed 10th Avenue Project, the abandoned F-9 Citizen Club, Culture Complex and G-10 Ladies Club.
He asked the civic body to explore options to bring the buildings in use.
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