Islamabad  - Water supply to Islamabad will remain curtailed from January 24, 2016 to February 06, 2016 due to annual desilting/cleaning and repair/maintenance of left Bank Canal of Khanpur Dam.

The spokesperson of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) yesterday said that due to annual desilting of Khanpur Dam, water supply to Islamabad will remain curtailed from existing 12MGD to 05MGD.

The CDA spokesman has requested the residents of the city to be calculated in use of water during the aforesaid period. The spokesman further said that in case of water shortage, residents may call CDA water tanker service.

Meanwhile, CDA has received a resounding response from both local and overseas Pakistani nationals as over 700 applications have been submitted against 315 plots of Park Enclave-II, said CDA officials yesterday. The plots would be allotted to the applicants through transparent and open balloting in the next few days.

During the last month, the CDA had sought applications for allotment of residential plots of Park Enclave Housing Project through balloting and people across the country submitted more than 700 applications for 315 plots measuring 500 square yards. Initially, the last date for submission of applications was fixed as January 11, 2016; however, on the interest of the public the last date was extended to January 19, 2016.

The Park Enclave-II is an extension of CDA’s Park Enclave Housing Project, where CDA has already completed development work within the given time frame. The contract for the development of Park Enclave included development of road infrastructure, sewerage system, water tanks, boundary wall, main gate and other allied development activities. In order to ensure transparency and facilitate the applicants, after compiling the data, the particulars of the applicants would be uploaded on the website of CDA, so that any objection, if any, may be addressed.

Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal has said that policies of present management have put Islamabad back on the road of progress which has not only boosted the development of the city but confidence of the residents has also been re-gained.