CDG taking solid steps for beautification of BB Road

RAWALPINDI  – City District Government (CDG) is taking solid steps for the beautification of Benazir Bhutto Road that is the main artery that connects the twin cities, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The road is being widened in three sectors: first sector is from Mareer Chowk to Naz Cinema, second is from Naz Cinema to Sixth Road while the last one is from Sixth Road to Faizabad.

Tehsil Municipal Authority (TMA) Rawal Town, Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), PHA, Works and Sanitary department and Punjab Highways had been made responsible to work as a unit for the purpose. It was decided in a meeting held here, which was jointly chaired by MNA Hanif Abbasi and DCO Rawalpindi, Saqib Zafar.

Administrator Rawal Town/ADC (G), Saif Anwar Jappa, DG, RDA, Ch Naseer Ahmed, CTO Ishtiaq Shah, MD, PHA, Captain (Retd) Mushtaq Ahmed, MD, Wasa, Raja Shaukat Mehmood, XEN Punjab Highways, Mashkoor Ahmed Khan, DO Buildings, Mirza Naeem Baig and DO Road, Malik Liaquat Ali attended the meeting.

TMA Rawal Town officials were directed to remove all sort of wall chalking and FIR should be lodged against those who were found involved in this act and the violators of the orders should be arrested to stop this practice. No compromise should be made to control wall chalking. The religious scholars and leaders should be approached and requested to avoid wall chalking on the occasion of their public gatherings.

The mushroom growth of billboards, which are fixed without formal approval, should immediately be removed. Banners, posters and handbills should also be removed, and without approval of TMA Rawal Town and City District Government no billboard should be allowed on BB Road. Similarly without approval no banner should be displayed on Benazir Bhutto Road.

PHA officials were directed to plant evergreen and ornamental trees and plants on the median and green belts of BB Road. RDA officials were also directed to mark lanes and zebra crossings where it is necessary.

MNA Muhammad Hanif Abbasi said that Said Pur Road, Sixth Road, Fifth Road and Fourth Road should also be beautified with plants. DCO directed all the departments to feel their responsibilities to make BB Road beautiful and attractive so that the city could be given a new look.