ISLAMABAD - After receiving the transplanter machines, Capital Development Authority (CDA) would chop no trees in future, said Malik Abid, Director Parks CDA. The Authority had chopped down thousands of trees last year during the construction of 7th and 9th Avenues and a number of other development projects, which had provoked serious criticism from media as well as residents of the capital city. The same also had left bad impact over the pleasant climate, for which the city was known for decades. However, the practice would no more be exercised, assured Malik Abid, as the Authority was to receive, within a week, a transplanter machine worth Rs 15 million from Germany. Now green and grown up trees, coming in way of the developmental projects, would be rooted out from the place and planted at some other location with the help of the said machine, he maintained. Moreover, grown up trees would be brought to the green belts of newly constructed avenues and no one would have to wait for saplings to grow there. The official informed that CDA had so far developed 150 parks, including the designated parks, green areas and incidental open places as against 174 parks designated in master plan of the city. Moreover, as per the directives of the Chairman, set outs in busy market places have been planned, which would be developed during the next fiscal year, he further informed. Malik informed that first phase of the Rose and Jasmine Garden was near to completion while revised PC-1 of the 2nd phase of the Garden was tabled before the Authority's Board. Initially the Garden comprised of 28 acres area, which has been extended to 70 acres. He said the project would cost Rs 49 millions, while the extended area of the Garden was cleared off the grasses and bushes. He also informed that the main nursery at Chak Shahzad would be extended to 55 acres, with two modern green houses. The nursery would be sufficient for satisfying requirements of the city including the seasonal and decoration plants. The official maintained that Rawal Park had been fully renovated, which was visited by 30-40 thousand people a day during the weekends while 70-80 thousand visitors arrived in park during various festivals. He said the visitors were producing litter in the park and informed that his staffers had collected 10,000 chewing gums during a cleansing drive some days back. He said notices were displayed in the park directing the visitors to give up the practice; otherwise, a fine ranging from rupees 100 to 500 would be imposed on the violators. He said imposition of fine would be started after fifteen days of the notice. Malik said that the directorate of parks had been fully mechanised with procurement of high-class machinery worth Rs 68 millions. In addition, proper uniform was introduced for the staffers of the directorate and professional training was imparted to them.