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News Headline: Chairman CDA visits Margalla Avenue construction site
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Islamabad, August 29, 2012: Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Engineer Farkhand Iqbal during his visit to the site of work “Margalla Avenue” from D-12 side on Wednesday, has said that to accelerate the pace of work on the Highway, work has been initiated from Islamabad side as well.  

On this occasion, Board Members and concerned staff were also present. Chairman CDA also met with villagers who came there to apprise him about their grievances. However they assured the Chairman CDA, of their cooperation in completion of the project. Chairman while addressing their issues told them that this Highway will not only bring prosperity for them but it will be an added facility in boosting trade and better transportation to the citizens and traders of Islamabad. He further said this Highway will not only facilitate the north / western transport coming to Islamabad but will help reduce the traffic load on Kashmir Highway as well. This Highway will drastically reduce the time and resources of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK)’ vehicular traffic and will be environmental friendly project in turn.

Chairman CDA said that the 9 kilometer long highway will be completed within one year at the cost of Rs.580 million with the help of most modern and efficient construction machinery. In this highway there will be 9 culverts while 12 meter wide lanes will also be constructed all along the Margalla Avenue. He reposed confidence in CDA supervisory staff and construction company, as pace of the work was satisfactory. He however, emphasized that international standard be maintained for the completion of this mega project. He further said this highway will help CDA start establishment of new sectors like C-13, C-14, C-15 and C-16. He said, CDA has signed an agreement with Chinese firms for provision of 200 million gallons of drinking water from Ghazi Barotha Canal. After completion of this project, water scarcity will end in Islamabad.

Chairman also said that to cater for uninterrupted supply of drinking water, solar pumps are being introduced as these are based on alternate energy option.

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