ISLAMABAD, OCT 6 /DNA/ – The management of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has obtained a public opinion on the steps taken to provide municipal services to the citizens through a survey. This is first time that CDA has conducted a survey for getting feedback from citizens on the authority’s performance in order to further improve service delivery. According to the survey, overall, 60 per cent people were satisfied with the various services, while 40 percent expressed their views on improvement un different segments.
Sixty percent people expressed satisfaction over the question asked from the citizens regarding the maintenance of green areas of Islamabad and care of plants, Sixty five percent people are satisfied about the rehabilitation of street lights, 60 percent people are satisfied with the steps taken by the CDA to end the occupation and encroachment on government property, percent people are satisgied about the rehabilitation of sidewalks, lane marking, Forty-five percent said they were satisfied with waste disposal and timely collection while Seventy seven percent people were satisfied with the restoration and replacement of street lights, 64 percent with cleanliness and 34 percent with road drainage and road repairs.
The Member Administration said that CDA has developed an integrated system for garbage collection and disposal in urban as well as rural areas. In this regard, one thousand trolleys and two hundred skips have been placed at different places in the city while tender has been issued for having another 150 skips and 500 trolleys.
Elaborating on the environment, the Member Finance said that so far about 230 parks have been rehabilitated while other facilities including jogging tracks, cycling tracks and walking tracks in green areas have been added in different areas of the city. Similarly, restoration work is being completed in F-9 Park in which so far of all lights in F-9 Park have been restored, renovation works including civil work, upgradation of cricket ground have been completed.The Member Finance further said that new parks are being constructed on Islamabad Expressway near Quaid-e-Azam Portrait, H-8, Diplomatic Enclave, Park Enclave and along the Islamabad Highway.
Regarding waste disposal in Islamabad, it was informed that a decision has also been taken to set up a joint dumping site for Islamabad and Rawalpindi where waste will be disposed of using modern scientific methods. In order to meet the water needs of Islamabad, it was informed that apart from long term projects, short term projects are also being worked on under which besides construction of two new dams in Islamabad, eight new tube wells and six damaged ones have been repaired which has significantly reduced water complaints