Islamabad - Capital Development Authority (CDA) has not only revived the work on stalled projects, which have been neglected since years, but is also launching many new projects of public welfare in the federal capital to facilitate the people.

Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal expressed these views while talking to media persons during his visit to National Press Club on Monday. Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed, was also present on the occasion.

The chairman CDA said that CDA’s present management had prioritised the stalled projects and devised a comprehensive strategy to revive and complete them. In this connection, completion of eight kilometres long Kashmir Highway in record time shows CDA’s commitment towards its priorities, he added. The development work on the long awaited Park Enclave hosing scheme has also been awarded after the approval of PC-I and now the development work on the project has been initiated which will be completed in a year time, he further said.

The chairman said that CDA keeping in view the needs of residents of Islamabad had decided to launch new public welfare projects and in that context two underground parking plazas were being constructed in F-7 Markaz (Jinnah Super Market).

 and overhead bridges were being constructed on 9th and 7th Avenues while underpasses on the Faisal Avenue would also be constructed in order to facilitate the residents of G-7 and G-8. The chairman said that CDA had also planned to make Islamabad Highway signal free from Zero Point to Rawat while construction of Margalla Avenue project was also in pipeline.

Afzal said that CDA was eliminating paper mulberry in phases, which was the main cause of pollen allergy in Islamabad and preferring to plant fruit plants and indigenous species as their growth rate was high.