Islamabad - All sewerage lines of the capital city are being linked with sewerage treatment plant (STP) in order to discontinue the flow of sewerage in nullahs and streams, said the Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials yesterday.

The linking of sewerage line with STP is part of rehabilitation and up-gradation plan of sewerage system of the city. This was informed during a meeting held at CDA headquarters here. The meeting was chaired by the Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal, while Member Administration Amer Ali Ahmed, Member Engineering Shahid Sohail and senior officers of relevant formations were also present in the meeting.

The meeting was informed that CDA acting upon a comprehensive plan not only upgraded the existing sewerage system but new sewerage lines are also being constructed to discontinue the flow of sewerage in nullahs and streams, which has contaminated and polluted the clean water streams of the city. The meeting was briefed that rehabilitation and up-gradation of sewerage system will be eventually helpful in the revival of clean water streams which were once the trademark of Islamabad. The meeting was further informed that team of competent engineers have been constituted which is supervising up-gradation and revamping of sewerage system including replacement of decades old and insufficient capacity broken sewerage lines. The problematic and troubled areas with regard to the sewerage system have also been identified so that system of different areas of the city could be revamped in accordance with international standards to meet the requirements of today’s growing Islamabad.

Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal said that decision to rehabilitate the sewerage system of the city was taken to meet the requirement of expanding Islamabad and there was dire need to revamp the sewerage system of the city. He said that funds amounting to Rs 150 million have already been allocated in this regard, which would be further enhanced on need basis to ensure uninterrupted and speedy completion of the project.

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