ISLAMABAD: The Development Working Party (DWP) of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has given the green light to several projects aimed at enhancing the infrastructure and facilities in Islamabad.
The approved PC-Is (Project Cost Estimates) include the establishment of new Sasta Bazaars, the construction of Bagh-e-Dastoor (Constitution Garden), feasibility studies for proposed dams, the creation of a Waste Transfer Station, and the construction of a Stray Dog Population Control Centre.
Under the approved plans, five new Sasta Bazaars will be set up at strategic locations in the capital, including Tarnol Chowk, Sector H-11, Margalla Town Phase-II, Model Town Humak, and Sector I-14.
These bazaars will offer essential commodities at subsidized rates to provide relief to the public.
Besides, the estimated cost for constructing these bazaars is Rs. 734 million, and the completion time is set at two years.
Furthermore, the PC-I for Bagh-e-Dastoor, a park dedicated to raising awareness about the Constitution, has also been approved.
The park will be located at Constitution Avenue and will cover an area of approximately 32 kanal.
Furthermore, it will also feature Fancy Pergolas, walkways, sitting areas, and wooden texture canopies.
The park is expected to be completed within two months for Rs. 81 million.
In another development to address water scarcity in the city, the DWP approved a PC-I worth Rs. 40 million to conduct a feasibility study for two proposed dams.
The study will assess the viability of the sites in Shahdara and Chiniot through geological surveys, environmental impact assessments, and hydraulic designs.
Moreover, the CDA also allocated funds for a feasibility study on recharging groundwater potential in Islamabad, with a budget of Rs. 19 million.
This study aims to explore sustainable solutions for replenishing groundwater resources in the city.
Additionally, the DWP approved the construction of a permanent Waste Transfer Station near the Sewerage Treatment Plant in I-9/1.
This facility, estimated to cost Rs. 532 million, will enhance waste management operations in Islamabad.
Lastly, a Stray Dog Population Control Centre will be built in Islamabad, following the approved policy of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board.
The center aims to effectively manage the population of stray dogs in the capital and will be constructed for Rs. 159 million.
Source: The Nation