ISLAMABAD: Under the direction of Capt (R) Usman Younis, the former head of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), more than 30 projects have been launched during the past six months (August 2022 to January 2023).
Details indicate that despite several obstacles, the Bhara Kahu Bypass construction project, which cost Rs. 6500 million, is now over 60% complete.
Moreover, the development projects were also initiated in:
- Sector C-14 and C-15 (Rs. 3148 million)
- Sectors I-12/1 and I-12/4 (Rs. 1815 million)
- Sector E-12/1 (Rs. 789.4 million)
- Sector I-15/2 (Rs. 1425 million), and
- Sector E-12/2 and E-12/3
Furthermore, a $3,900 million building project to build a road between Margalla Avenue and Khayaban-e-Iqbal has also started.
As per the details, completed projects include:
- Widening and improvement of Park Road (Rs. 1917 million)
- Completion of bus stops for the “Green and Blue Line Bus Service”
- Completion of the flyover and underpass at Srinagar Highway
- Completion of Margalla Avenue (Rs. 4500 million)
- Completion of Rawal Chowk and Margalla Town underpass
- Nilore Heights
- Construction of pedestrian bridges at Srinagar Highway (Rs. 240 million)
In addition, over 4,000 Kanals of CDA territories were returned from adverse possession over the last six months.
Meanwhile, 500 unlawful structures were destroyed and 70 buildings were shut down due to violations of building protocols.
Besides, major initiatives included the start of an auction, which included:
- Creation of a cell specifically for Pakistanis living abroad
- Recovery of 3.5 billion rupees in unpaid rent for various properties
- Cancellation of leases due to default (roughly 5 billion rupees)
- Streamlining of property transfers at a single point of contact
Moreover, in the first phase, 600 plots were also allocated to settle lengthy overdue rehabilitation concerns by e-balloting.