ISLAMABAD  – Construction work on roads in Sector I-11/2 has been stopped due another clash between the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the affectees.

According to sources, the contract of construction of roads in Sector I-11/1 and 2 was awarded in October 2011 and the work was to be completed in one and a half years, but only 13 percent work instead of 66 percent is done even after the lapse of one year.  The CDA started the work many times but the affectees halted the work each time, delaying the construction of roads in the sector. The CDA might face financial losses, as it has to pay escalation money to the contractor in case of delay in the project.

It is pertinent to mention here that the sector was started some 21 years ago but could not be developed to date. Sector I-11/1 has been grabbed by slum dwellers and is a safe haven for outlaws but the concerned authorities are reluctant to start an operation against them. This situation is hindering the development work in the sector, on one hand, and posing security threats to the residents of the federal capital, on other.

Allotees of the sector demanded of the chairman CDA to develop the sector and give them the possession of their plots as soon as possible.