Capital to have city centre, high-rise buildings soon

Islamabad—The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to construct a city centre in Sector F-12 that would include a shopping centre and bus and railway terminal, said Engineer Farkhand Iqbal, Chairmen CDA.

The chairman Capital Development Authority further said that approval of the project from the prime minister would be taken soon.

The CDA had held discussions with Planning Commission and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and now 150 foot high building could be erected beside the road from Kashmir Highway to Airport Chowk, while construction of 50 foot high buildings would be possible beside the road from Kashmir Highway to Margala Avenue, he said.

The chairman Capital Development Authority was visiting different sectors and avenues of the federal capital the other day.

During the visit and inspection of the sanitation arrangements, he sought cooperation of the residents and the business community in the cleanliness of the capital city.

Farkhand said that a transport system of international standard would be introduced in Islamabad that would facilitate not only the residents of the federal capital but also those from Rawalpindi. He said that the civic authority was doing its best to make the city a loadshedding free city, and would soon achieve the objective.Source: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=176207