CDA plans to accelerate anti-encroachment operation in Islamabad

Special vigilance is being carried out in the sectors as well as on the outskirts of the city


Our Correspondent March 14, 2019
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ISLAMABAD: The civic agency in the city has decided to accelerate its anti-encroachment drive in different parts of the city, particularly along the Grand Trunk Road, Malpur, Sector E-12 and the Park Enclave area.

This was decided in a meeting held at the Capital Development Authority (CDA) headquarters on Wednesday.

During the meeting, progress on different development projects, either those which have been revived or initiated by the incumbent management, was reviewed.

The meeting also reviewed the progress made by the anti-encroachment drive being carried out in the city. While reviewing the progress of anti-encroachment drive, officials were told that the scope of the anti-encroachment drive has been expanded to cover the entire city.

The meeting was told that special vigilance is being carried out in the sectors as well as in the outskirts of the city and anti-encroachment operations are also being conducted accordingly.

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While apprising the meeting about the progress of development in Sector E-12, the sector development director said that they have prepared an estimation for clearing Service Road North in Sector E-12 from illegal occupation.

The official was directed to complete all legal formalities for issuing tenders for this component. Meanwhile, in order to clear the remaining area, processes of obtaining possession will be expedited.

During the meeting, instructions were also issued to start work on the Park Enclave Mosque and to complete all formalities in this regard. The design of the mosque was also shared during the meeting.

Upon completion, the mosque is expected to add to the architectural grace of the federal capital.

Furthermore, instructions were also issued for the full-scale development work on the remaining parts of Park Enclave-I. It is expected that bids will be invited within a week. 

Published in The Express Tribune, March 14th, 2019.