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Cabinet Approves the Establishment of Special Technology Zone in Islamabad

The cabinet has approved the establishment of the Special Technology Zone on 120 acres of land in Islamabad.

Briefing media about the decision of the Federal Cabinet, which met in Islamabad today with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Syed Shibli Faraz, said the cabinet approved the release of Rs. 219.30 million to the Ministry of Health to operationalize the recently constructed Isolation Hospital and Infections Treatment Center in Islamabad.

The Minister said that the cabinet was briefed regarding the continuation of the anti-encroachment drive in the Federal Capital. He said that illegal structures will be removed within six months.



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Cabinet Approves the Establishment of Special Technology Zone in Islamabad

The cabinet has approved the establishment of the Special Technology Zone on 120 acres of land in Islamabad.

Briefing media about the decision of the Federal Cabinet, which met in Islamabad today with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Syed Shibli Faraz, said the cabinet approved the release of Rs. 219.30 million to the Ministry of Health to operationalize the recently constructed Isolation Hospital and Infections Treatment Center in Islamabad.

The Minister said that the cabinet was briefed regarding the continuation of the anti-encroachment drive in the Federal Capital. He said that illegal structures will be removed within six months.



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Islamabad Administration reopens Citizen Facilitation Center in Tarlai.
The center was closed in March, 2020 after COVID-19 pandemic. The state-of-the-art center provides various services to the citizens in friendly environment.

At present, the center provides services related to Domicile Certificate, Land Records, and International Driving Permits to the citizens. Notably, 03 Citizen Facilitation Centers have been established by District Administration to improve public service delivery in Federal Capital.



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CDA set to take over stalled metro bus project on govt instructions


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February 28, 2021


Metro bus service project from Peshawar Mor to IIA commenced in May 2017 and has still not being completed. — File photo


Metro bus service project from Peshawar Mor to IIA commenced in May 2017 and has still not being completed.

ISLAMABAD: As per decision of the federal cabinet and instructions from the interior ministry, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is going to take over the stalled project of Peshawar Mor to Islamabad International Airport (IIA) Metro Bus Service from the National Highway Authority (NHA).

However, the NHA will be providing an input to the civic agency. The CDA was given the lead role as the government has decided to complete the project by the end of the current year.

In May 2017, the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the construction of the metro bus route to connect the federal capital with the new airport near Fatehjang. It was announced that the construction of the 25.6-km-long track from Peshawar Mor to the airport will be completed before Independence Day 2018. The premier had already announced that he would inaugurate the new airport in August that year.

During his interaction with the media at the inauguration of work on the metro bus track near Fateh Jang, Mr Sharif had vowed to also complete other dormant projects ignored by the past governments. However, the project worth Rs18 billion could not be completed even after almost four years.

NHA will continue providing input to complete Peshawar Mor to IIA track by end of year, says official

An official in the Ministry of Interior, requesting not to be quoted, said as per the decision of the federal cabinet the ministry had directed the CDA to jointly take over the project along with the NHA.

“Development work could not be completed as washrooms, glasses and electrical appliances are yet to be fixed and installed. Moreover, the metro station near the airport has to be constructed.

The project will be completed by the end of the year as buses are yet to be purchased. Besides, a security system worth Rs1.8 billion is also to be installed,” he said.

The official said the Peshawar Mor-IIA metro bus route will not be as busy as the one between Rawalpindi Saddar and Pak Secretariat.

“Even around 35 per cent buses of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad route are not being used and both the federal and Punjab governments are paying for the buses. If 35pc buses of the Saddar-Secretariat route are used on the Peshawar Mor to the IIA route, the service can be made functional within three to four months because there will be no need to establish a new bus depot,” he said.

Meanwhile, the CDA in a statement said a campaign to plant 250,000 saplings and landscaping in the city were underway simultaneously.

“Landscaping has been done along Srinagar Highway and Peshawar Mor Interchange. Moreover, saplings of different plants are being planted in parks and greenbelts of different sectors. In Rose and Jasmine Garden, 10,000 saplings of 50 varieties of roses have been planted,” it added.

Published in Dawn, February 28th, 2021
 

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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jameel-ur-Rehman Wednesday launched an e-challan system to regulate traffic in the federal capital.

The initiative was aimed at ensuring traffic laws in absence of traffic wardens, the IGP said while speaking at inauguration ceremony.

The challan included over speeding, signal jumping, line and lane, one way, without lights, rash driving, excessive smoke, mobile phone usage, not wearing seat-belt and helmet.

The violator would have to pay the fine amount within 10 days of receiving the challan, in case of failure his/ her vehicle would be impounded.

The fine could be paid through JS Bank, Jazz cash, mobile accounts and other digital means.



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Six multi-storey parking plazas to be constructed in Islamabad

Kashif Abbasi
April 30, 2021



Consultants have prepared this initial design of multipurpose parking plazas to be built in various parts of the capital city.


Consultants have prepared this initial design of multipurpose parking plazas to be built in various parts of the capital city.


ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) board on Thursday finalised six multi-storey parking plazas in major business centres of Islamabad with parking capacity of about 3,500 vehicles.

The CDA board members during an unofficial meeting were given briefing on the said project by consultant, and board members okayed the plan to construct six parking plazas – three in Blue Area, one in F-8 and two in F-10 Markaz.

The CDA officials said that now after completion of design, the civic agency is planning to construct plazas in June-July this year.

“Today, we got briefing from consultant and approved six sites. I have directed the concerned wing to start construction work in June-July of this year,” said CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed.

Speaking to Dawn, he said that CDA would also sell out a few floors of parking plazas of Blue Area to meet the construction cost of the entire project.

He said rooftop of the plazas would be used for gardening and promoting green characters, adding that parking plazas of Blue Area will be six to eight storey while such facilities in F-8 and F-10 will have basements and two storeys.

Blue Area will have three, F-8 one and F-10 Markaz two

In August last year, the CDA’s Development Working Party (DWP) had approved the hiring of a consultant to conduct feasibility study and detail engineering to develop new parking spaces in the capital.

The CDA-DWP meeting approved the PC-II for the project, which titled ‘engagement of consultancy services for feasibility study, detailed engineering design and construction, supervision of parking plazas at different locations of Islamabad’. Then, the consultant was hired, who completed his initial designing.

According to CDA’s documents, the project will cost Rs35.8 million and it will take eight months to complete. However, CDA officials said the chairman had asked the wing concerned to complete the construction in three months time.

The document said that an estimated 350,000 vehicles enter and leave Islamabad every day, while an equivalent number are owned by the capital’s residents.

“The growth rate of vehicle ownership in Islamabad is much higher than the national growth rate,” it said.

The document further said that growing motorisation, combined with inadequate management strategies, change in land use and transportation planning, have led to a significant level of traffic congestion resulting in the lack of parking space, it said.

Earlier, CDA had built underground car park in Jinnah Super Market some years ago, but that project did not achieve the desired results, as people take no interest in parking their vehicles in underground parking.

On the other hand, the city is running out of parking spaces for its growing population as CDA never made any serious attempt to resolve this issue.

The problem is particular in Blue Area, the city’s business district and F-8 Markaz which houses city’s district courts.

In almost all markets and Marakiz of Islamabad people face parking issue, due to unplanned growth of markets. An official of CDA said that all major shopping plazas are bound to have parking lot in their basement but many of them are using basement for commercial purposes. Similarly, he said class-three shopping centres, which are originally designed to have eight to 12 shops, have been expanded illegally by traders as one main shop has been converted into small eight to 10 shops and this alteration caused parking issue as well.

“ Look at Al Habib Market in G-7 originally had only 10 to 12 shops but today there are dozens of shops, similarly, a G-6/2 market, which has six main shops now has over 70 small shops. Similarly, Sitara Market, Gulshan Market, Gol Market and almost all markets have been expanded due to negligence of CDA,” an official on condition of anonymity said.

He said besides construction of new parking plazas, CDA should ensure that all commercial plaza use their basement for parking purposes.

Published in Dawn, April 30th, 2021
 

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AAA OCTA (25 Floors), Next Iconic Building of Twin cities. Business District, Phase 8, Bahria Town. Piling work started.
-5 Star Hotel
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Render of Masjid Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and Islamic Research center Islamabad.
The Masjid will be constructed on the area of 80 Kanals (10 acres).



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