Islamabad - Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal has issued directions for expediting construction work on the residential project for parliamentarians and ensuring its completion by September 2016. The expansion project of Parliament Lodges was launched in 2011 but due to slow pace of work by the contractor the project is still incomplete.

On the directive of the chairman CDA, the member engineering issued a show cause notice and imposed fine on the contractor of the project. However, the contractor filed a case in the court in this regard and the project got delayed. The matter was resolved mutually through reconciliation process on the intervention of the committee for parliament house and library.

Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal has now directed the member engineering to complete the remaining construction work at an accelerated pace. He said that with the completion of this project, residential problems of members of the parliament would be resolved.

Payment against the construction work on parliament lodges has been made to the contractor. There are two blocks of the under-construction Parliament Lodges with 52 suits in each block. These residential blocks include service block, mosque, 500 servant quarters and visitors’ halls while the residential blocks are facilitated with car parking, elevators and fire safety system. Some 23 per cent construction work on Parliament Lodges project has been completed.