ICCI asks CDA to speed up work on mega development projects

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ISLAMABAD, AUG 7 /DNA/ – Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) said that Amir Ali Ahmed, Chairman CDA has activated the civic body to undertake many development works in the federal capital and focus on beautification of the city, which is laudable. However, he stressed that the CDA should speed up the pace of work on mega development projects in the federal capital to ease the problems of citizens and facilitate the better growth of business activities.

Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said that CDA has started some mega development projects in Islamabad, but the pace of work on them is very slow. He said that the PWD underpass was to be completed by July 2021, but still lot of work is remaining to complete this projectdue to which the citizens are facing serious traffic rush daily on this portion of the expressway. He said that the current pace of work clearly shows that the Koral bridge project would not be completed by December this year. Similarly, the Rawal Dam Chowk Flyover project is to be completed by October this year, but with the current pace of work on this project, it will take more time for completion. He emphasized that the CDA should work with full speed to complete these major development projects to facilitate the citizens and the business community.

Fatma Azim Senior Vice President and Abdul Rehman Khan Vice President ICCI said that the construction work of Islamabad Dry Port road was started after a long period, but for the last many days, this work has been suspended due to unknown reasons. They said that the construction of dry port road is very important to facilitate the traffic flow of heavy duty vehicles including trucks and trailers, but suspension of work on this busy road is creating unnecessary traffic rush. Therefore, CDA should restart the suspended construction of dry port road to facilitate the business community. They said that the development works in industrial area including restoration of streetlights should also be started soon to facilitate the growth of industrial activities while the issue of Nullah in Street No.7 of Sector I-10/3 and KachiAbadis should also be addressed for the facilitation of the business community.