Developing state-of-the-art, durable and well-planned roads in the city is a top priority of the management of the civic agency.
This was stated by Islamabad Mayor and Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Sheikh Anser Aziz while inaugurating Service Road-East in Sector E-11.
Aziz said that the road had been constructed to provide easy and swift access to the newly opened sector particularly Sector D-12 and sectors of ‘C’ series.
He further revealed that development work in Sector D-12 has been completed and that now a large number of allottees in the sector were building their houses. This, he explained, was leading to a sharp rise in traffic in the area.
The construction of the service road, Aziz hoped, would help reduce traffic congestion in sectors E-11 and D-12.
He further said that the new service would provide a direct route to Sector D-12 and newly opened sectors C-14, C-15 and C-16 and help complete development activities in these sectors.
Aziz was told that the two-kilometers-long Service Road East has been constructed at a cost of Rs112 million. Further, he was told that two box culverts have also been constructed part from a stone masonry wall with metal guard rails. Similarly, road furniture such as signage, lane marks, pavement studs and kerb stones have been installed.
The mayor also planted a sapling at the median strip of the newly constructed road.
He directed the Environment Wing to plant shady and lush green trees of indigenous species as part of the landscaping in the area.
He added that according to a new standard operating procedure, environment and development work on projects would be carried out simultaneously so that projects can be completed quickly.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2017.
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