Saidpur Model Village: Gas supply project in a limbo despite its inauguration

Capital Development Authority has turned a deaf year to their problems despite lodging of complaints.


APP July 19, 2013
The village inhabitants said that apart from absence of gas, they had been lacking clean drinking water facilities and decent health services. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:


The gas supply project to the residents of the Saidpur Model Village could not materialise despite its inauguration a year ago.


The Rs24.52 million gas supply project was inaugurated by Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Bukhari in April last year.

The village inhabitants said that apart from absence of gas, they had been lacking clean drinking water facilities and decent health services.

They said that the Capital Development Authority has turned a deaf year to their problems despite lodging of complaints with the civic agency.

A Capital Development Authority  official, meanwhile, claimed that more funds were required to provide the gas supply to model village, which, they did not have currently.

The model village project was initiated by the Capital Development Authority  in 2007 to preserve the village’s original heritage including relics from Gandhara, Greek, Buddha, Mughal, and Ashoka eras.

Under the project, restaurants, picnic resorts, art galleries and cafes have been set up in the model village.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2013.

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