ISLAMABAD - Capital Development Authority (CDA) Member Environment Syed Mustafain Kazmi said on Monday that international standard infrastructure and modern technology was being used in signal-free corridor of Islamabad Highway expansion project. Mustafain Kazmi while talking to APP said that establishment of traffic control centres, equipped with modern technologies and installation of latest security system are among the scope of the project. Kazmi said that PM has recently announced a package of Rs 5 billion for rehabilitation and revamping of existing infrastructure of the federal capital. “The current government has put Pakistan on the fast track to development,” he added. He said that on the direction of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, landscape of Islamabad would be changed during the next three years.

Mustafain Kazmi said that 25 km-long Highway project from Zero Point to Rawat would be executed in three phases adding in the first phase, 4-km long road expansion work from Zero Point to Faizabad has already been started.

“CDA has also started work on an interchange at I-8 crossing and construction work was in full swings, he informed. He said that civic body was making all-out efforts to plant the trees at alternative sites which will be cut during the construction project. Kazmi further said that paper mulberry needed to be cut under the expansion project and they would be uprooted as they cause allergy.

To a querry Mustafain Kazmi said that after completion of work on Islamabad highway expansion project, linking Rawat with Motorway would be the second project, as users have no other option to enter Islamabad” he added.