ISLAMABAD - Sector I-9 is expected to bring at par with the developed sectors of the Federal Capital, as the city fathers intend to spend a huge sum of Rs1606.595 million for the completion of development work in the sector. "The uplift of the most deprived sector of the city approved by the CDA's Development Working Party (CDA DWP) and work on it would be completed in three years," a senior official of CDA told TheNation on Monday. He said that Rs453.336 million (30 per cent of the total cost as per PC-1of the project) would be spent during the first phase on the project while the remaining Rs642.636 million and Rs510.593 million would be spent during second and third phase respectively. The land for industrial-cum-residential sector was acquired in 1960 while its layout plan approved in 1977 to meet the residential, industrial and commercial needs of the Capital City. Northern half of the sector was allocated for small and medium size industries while the remaining half comprised of residential units, sewerage treatment plant and a class-III shopping centre. However, development work in the sector could be completed as per the standard set in the 1960's Master Plan. "Rs775.272 million of the estimated cost to be spent on construction of roads and related structures while Rs97.652 million to be spent on provision of drainage and sanitation facilities," the official added. Moreover, he described another sum of Rs77.54 million would be spent on landscaping works and Rs35.323 million would be spent on electrification of the sector, including provision of streetlights and traffic signals. "The project also includes construction of underpasses to the tune of Rs295.53 million and development of a park at the cost of Rs25 million," he added. Moreover, he said that CDA would provide total amount to be spent on development work in the sector from its own resources. Meanwhile, another source in the Directorate of Roads revealed that Rs292.190 million would be utilized in the next 18 months for the dualization of Northern Service Roads of sectors I-9, I-10 and I-11. The Authority would bear all the expenditures of the project. "Construction of the second carriage way for the dualization of the Northern Service Roads of the said sectors would not only facilitate the residents of the area but would also reduce the traffic rush during the peak hours," a senior official in the Directorate of Roads said.