ISLAMABAD – Capital Development Authority (CDA) has not yet given practical shape to its plan to construct multi-storey parking plazas in Capital to overcome the parking problem.

Like in all other cities, traffic issue is surfacing in the capital city, with increasing population, the consumer needs are also increasing and therefore much commercial activity is witnessed here.

Shortage of parking space in Blue Area and other major markets of the city including Aabpara, Super, Jinnah Super and Karachi Company is not only aggravating traffic problems but also increasing car-lifting incidents in the federal capital.

Traffic problems and car thefts can be overcome to a great extent by constructing proper multi-story car parking plazas in the city.

Due to shortage of proper parking place in Blue Area, people park their vehicles far away from their offices, which wastes their time.

Most of the people park their vehicles on the road-sides that often results in traffic jams.

CDA spokesman Ramzan Sajid talking to this news agency said the authority’s planning wing had started working to construct parking plazas, but they had not yet finalized this project to resolve parking problems.

According to the plan, the authority was to construct seven parking plazas in different phases, he said.

In the first phase the civic body had to construct three parking plazas in different parts of Blue Area. The sites proposed by CDA for construction of plazas included one near Muslim Commercial Bank, another near Savour Food and third one near a mosque located at some distance from Savour Food.