CDA fails to get land for Magalla Avenue extension

ISLAMABAD – The capital development Authority (CDA) could not still resolve the problem of possession of land for the construction of the Magalla Avenue from Sector B-17 to Sector D-12 on GT Road.

According to sources in CDA, only six kilometres out of 11 kilometres land could be occupied, where the construction work is under way.

It is relevant to mention here that the construction work on the project was started in June 2012 while the contract was given for Rs588 million for the construction of nine kilometres.

According to the contract the road is to be completed in one year. The former chairman had added two more kilometers in the contract but the affecttees are creating hurdles in the project. Construction work is underway on six kilometer portion, while graveyard and houses on rest of the five kilometers are obstacle in the development work. Continue reading

Old buildings to be renovated

LAHORE – District Coordination Officer Noor-ul-Amin Mengal said on Sunday that the old and historical buildings located on The Mall would be renovated and preserved without changing their structure.

Paying visit to historical buildings on The Mall, the DCO said that the original identity and beauty of Lahore was due to the old and historical structures located in different areas.

“In the first phase, four buildings – Ghulam Rasool Building, Lakshmi Mansion Building, Shah Din Building and Baba Dinga Singh Building – located on The Mall will be repaired and renovated,” said the DCO, adding that billboards of same colours and sizes will be displayed on all shops of The Mall after formulation of a policy in this regard,” he added. Continue reading

Flyover project launched

KARACHI, Oct 7: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad laid the foundation stone of another flyover in Liaquatabad at Dakkhana on Sunday.

He said that the flyover would be completed in six months with an estimated cost of Rs369million.

He said that Sharhah-i-Pakistan was an important corridor, which connected the city to Superhighway.

Besides 6,000 buses and minibuses, heavy traffic and private vehicles passed through this corridor so it was decided to make it signal-free to improve the flow of traffic, he added.

The administrator of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Muhammad Hussain Syed, informed the governor that the three-lane and 460-meter-long flyover would be completed with a cost of Rs369.978 million.

He said that a flyover at the Water Pump intersection would cost Rs493m, the Aisha Manzil flyover cost Rs378.20m whereas a flyover at Teen Hatti would cost Rs266.65m. Continue reading