CDA directs to expedite Margalla construction work

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ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Syed Tahir Shahbaz has directed the Engineering Wing to expedite the pace of construction work on the avenue as per international standards by utilizing all available resources so that the commuters could enjoy the facility.

Chairman CDA said that Margalla Avenue would not only provide an easy access to the commuters from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) but also reduce the traffic burden on Kashmir Highway, while entering the Federal Capital.

Talking to APP, CDA official said that Margalla Avenue Project was initiated to facilitate the traffic from GT Road at the cost of Rs 588 million.

He said that Margalla Avenue was 9 kilometers long with culverts, adding that the avenue would consist of 2 lanes of 12 feet width on each side.The chairman issued directives to the authority concerned to accelerate the pace of development work on Margalla Avenue so that it could be completed within stipulated time.

Schedule announced for Margalla Festival: CDA’s Sports and Culture Directorate has announced the schedule for Margalla Festival 2013.

“Festival would start from May 31 and would remain continue till June 9 at Arts and Craft Village,” said a press release.

Margalla Festival will be inaugurated on May 31 at 8pm. Artist from all the four provinces, including Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir will entertain the visitors with their musical and cultural programs.

In addition, CDA has also established a food court area and stalls of different categories and the stalls are being booked in the Arts and Craft Village.

It is noted that June 1 would be celebrated as Punjab day and artist will present culture and folk of Punjab. June 2 would be dedicated to Sindh culture, June 4 would be celebrated as Balochistan day. There would be an exclusive show on Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan culture on June 6, whereas June 7 would be celebrated as Khyber PakhtunKhwa day.

During the Festival, Horse dance would also be arranged on daily basis. Concluding ceremony of the Festival would be held on June 9. app