Islamabad - Road infrastructure and development of sectors in the federal capital are among the top priorities of Capital Development Authority (CDA), said CDA chairman yesterday.

The authority has launched several development projects of immense importance across the city during the current financial year to mark it as “The year of development”.

CDA would not only complete development projects within given time frame but also launch more mega development projects to further facilitate the residents of federal capital,” he added.

He expressed these views during a high-level meeting, which he chaired here at CDA Headquarters on Thursday. On this occasion, Member Administration, Amer Ali Ahmed, Member Engineering, Member Environment and senior officers of the concerned formations of the Authority were also present.

The meeting reviewed progress of all ongoing development activities in the city.

Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal was apprised that development work in Sector D-12 is in final stages while construction work on dualisation of both service roads (East and North) in Sector E-11 has been commenced. He was informed that construction work on both the service roads leading to sector D-12 was initiated during the last month. Estimated cost of roads was Rs249.00 million but construction work would be completed at the cost of Rs178.00 million as the tender was awarded 28 per cent less than the NIT cost. Total length of the dualized service roads is more than four kilometer, while the second lane of the service road is 24 feet wide. Initially, the service roads were of single lane, however, keeping in view the increasing traffic burden and rapid construction activities by the allottees of sector D-12, both the service roads are being dualized on war footing basis. The project would be completed within a period of nine months. Chairman CDA directed Member Engineering for submission of weekly progress report about the construction of service road (East and North) in sector E-11 and ensure uninterrupted development work.