Islamabad: January 31, 2020 (TNS): Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan on CDA Affairs, Ali Nawaz Awan and Chairman, Capital Development Authority (CDA), Aamir Ali Ahmed inspected development works on different ongoing projects in the city on Friday. On this occasion Member Engineering and officers of other concerned formations were also present during the visits.
While inspecting construction work on underpass G-7/G-8 at Faisal Avenue concerned formations were directed to further accelerate the pace of work to ensure timely completion of this project. Instructions were also issued that it must be ensured that the general public may not face difficulties due to construction activities on the project. Instructions were also issued that option of completing one side of the bridge be analyzed so that traffic flow in the area could be maintained and work on the other side of the bridge could be carried out. In this connection, instructions were also issued that in coordination with Islamabad Traffic Police implementation on traffic diversion plan be ensured while sign boards in this regard would be also installed so that the traffic could be guided effectively.
On this occasion, SAPM and Chairman, CDA was apprised that a latest tree transplanter was utilized for transplantation of grown trees. Now after completion of transplantation process, construction work has now gained momentum. It was also informed that with the assistance of the Islamabad Traffic Police and concerned formations of the CDA alternative traffic plan has been devised and being accordingly implemented to ensure smooth traffic flow in the vicinity. Moreover, proper sign boards and warning boards have also been installed in the vicinity. Instructions were also issued that the soil dug out as result of excavation work on the project be utilized for leveling of the areas along the Kashmir Highway so that landscaping and tree plantation could be carried out in the areas as well.
Later on SAPM and Chairman, CDA also inspected ongoing construction work on additional block of the Capital Hospital. While showing satisfaction over the pace of work instructions were issued that project should be completed within given time frame. It was informed that after completing excavation work for the basement a gray structure measuring 150 x 50 has been constructed while roof would be placed within next week.
In order to address the issue of shortage of medical and para-medical staff at the capital hospital CDA had requested for issuance of NOC for recruitment of staff which was sent to the concerned Ministry of Interior. It was decided that the matter would be taken up with Ministry of Interior for early issuance of NOC so that the required staff could be inducted at earliest.
It is pertinent to mention here that additional block will be five-storey building and will have 100 beds facility. Furthermore, ICUs, CCUs and Cochlear Unit consisting upon 10 beds will be established in this block.