Interior Minister, Brigadier (Retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah inaugurated the underpass on Faisal Avenue Sector G-7 / G-8

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Islamabad, October 17, 2019 (PPI-OT): Interior Minister, Brigadier (Retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah on Thursday inaugurated the underpass on Faisal Avenue Sector G-7 / G-8. Special Assistant to Prime Minister Ali Nawaz Awan, Chief Commissioner and Chairman CDA Amir Ali Ahmed, Member Engineering CDA, Project Director and other concerned officers were also present on this occasion. Faisal Avenue underpass was approved in 2015 but it has not been shown seriousness in implementing this important public welfare project, including development projects. Keeping In view of the importance of Public utility projects and to make practical workable possible, the incumbent management of authority has prioritized and reviewed the project and approved the PC-I and further decided to all stalled projects which were stopped from the last so many years.

After completing all the codal formalities, the CDA-DWP, in its 43rd meeting dated 07.05.2019, reviewed / approved the project and decided to extend the project’s construction period; however it was emphasized to ensure that the cost of project would not be increased as well as change in location. In the light of this decision, the incumbent management invited bids through the newspapers and after fulfilment of all codal formalities in the shortest possible time; accordingly, contract was awarded to the lowest bidder firm. While, the approved construction cost of underpass was Rs 351 million.

The project has been formally started today after receiving the NOC from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since the project has started for regular development work on today. The underpass, constructed on Faisal Avenue, with cost of Rs 268.905 million, Rs 72.280 million on roadwork and Rs 17.906 on drainage system. The construction period for this underpass is one year. The commencement of Work on the projects for the facilitation of the residents of the nearby vicinity and to cater for the traffic congestion facing by the general Public required immediate construction of this underpass.

Prior to the commencement of the Faisal Avenue underpass construction project, a lot of work has been done around the project so that the construction of this project could be speed up and for the easement of the residents of Sector G-7 and G-8 reduced the traffic hazardous and better environment in Islamabad. In this regard, 990 plants were planted in the F9 Park. Similarly, 100 cheer (????) plants were also planted near this underpass.

It is pertinent to mention here that the incumbent management of authority has decided that in future 30 trees to be an integral part of every development project to be launched in Islamabad, which will not only create welfare schemes for the citizens but Extensive planting will also help in improving the environment of Islamabad. The completion of this underpass construction on Faisal Avenue will not only improve the flow of traffic on Faisal Avenue, but will provide the best access to the residents of Sector G-7 and G-8.

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