Resolving longstanding issue: Electricity supply to Lake View Park restored

Mayor says projects will be initiated on a war footing to permanently resolve water shortage

Our Correspondent September 12, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Electric supply to the Lake View Park suspended due to non-payment of outstanding dues for the last few months has been restored.

It was restored after the payment was made by concerned formation on the directions of the Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz, said a press release on Monday.

After taking serious notice of the issue, he said, Lake View Park it was the main recreational park of Islamabad.

Residents of twin cities and a large number of people from adjoining areas visit the park to enjoy the recreational activities, Aziz said.

But due to non-availability of electricity, the park not only remained in dark but children too could not enjoy the recreational facilities available, he added.

The mayor said that the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) was committed to serving the residents of the city.

He said that more places of recreation and parks would be established in the capital, equipped with the latest facilities, for people of all ages.

Aziz said that due to availability of electricity, visitors would now fully enjoy recreational facilities in the park during the Eidul Azha holidays. He said that the IMC was taking all possible measures to resolve the longstanding issue of water supply to the residents of the city on a permanent basis.

The mayor further said that funds amounting Rs12 million had been released to meet the water requirements of the city.

He said that the MCI was formulating a comprehensive strategy to resolve water crisis on a permanent basis, which included construction of new water reservoirs and supply of water from Ghazi-Barotha Dam.

The mayor said that the projects would be initiated on a war footing to permanently resolve water shortage in Islamabad.

Aziz said that Rs12 million would be used by the Water Supply Directorate for necessary repair and maintenance of tankers and tube wells, while, allocation of more funds would also be ensured.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2016.


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