CCB to install 2 new filtration plants, rent landfill

Vice president says drain, road in Kamalbad would be repaired

Mudassir Raja April 07, 2017
The banner reads that local government representatives have yet to resolve the issue of drains on Damial Road. PHOTO: EXPRESS

RAWALPINDI: The Chaklala Cantonment Board (CCB) on Thursday approved a plan to install two new filtration plants in five of wards and to hire land for waste disposal on rent.

During its monthly meeting, of the board, headed by Brigadier Hassan Raza and Vice President Raja Irfan Imtiaz, it was decided to repair roads in constituency PP-9 at a cost of Rs35 million.

The two projects would be funded by a special grant given by PML-N MNA Malik Abrar Ahmed.

The board also approved to rent 100 kanals of land near Mera Kallan on Chakri Road to dump solid waste at a rate of Rs275,000 per month.

Earlier, the board had been dumping waste at a government-owned site in Losar near Rawat. The meeting also approved to purchase equipment for better sanitation.

The board, however, rejected a suggestion to increase fees of schools run by CCB. The board had been asked to fix Rs15,000 as admission fee and Rs3,000 as monthly tuition fee.

The board, however, approved the plan to upgrade three schools and a girls’ college.

Meanwhile, traders on Dhamial Road within the limits of CCB, hanging banners against elected members of the board for failing to repair roads at Kamalabad and for not cleaning an overflowing sewerage drain.

The banners were hung in the ward where Imtiaz had bene elected from.

A shopkeeper in Kamalabad told The Express Tribune that overflowing drains had become a permanent nuisance for the market. Moreover, the sewage had damaged the road, creating problems both for vehicular traffic and shopkeepers. He lamented that despite sending repeated requests to the CCB authorities, the complaint had yet to be addressed.

Meanwhile, Imtiaz said that he had visited the locality a few days ago and discovered that the drain did not empty into a larger drain, hence the overflow. He added that they had approved a plan to clean the drain, link it with a drain in Tahli Mori and repair the road.

Asked about the banners, Imtiaz said that while shopkeepers had removed them, some local PTI leaders had hanged them again.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 7th, 2017.


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