Capital Development Authority (CDA) Board has approved Rs. 37.9 billion Budget of the CDA for the Financial Year 2017-18 in its meeting held here at CDA Headquarters on Friday. The Budgetmeeting was  chaired by Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz.

The meeting was attended by Member Finance Dr. Fahad Haroon Aziz, Member Administration Muhammad Yasir Peerzada, Member Planning and Design / Engineering Asad Mehbbob Kiyani and Member Estate Khushal Khan.

The development budget for the year 2017-18, the total outlay of the spending during 2017-18 has been estimated at Rs.37.9 billion. The development budget is estimated at Rs.21.18 billion which is 56% of the total budget. The development budget estimate is inclusive of Rs.11.10 billion for “Priority Development Projects” to be undertaken in the Capital City during 2017-18. CDA’s Non-Development expenditure is estimated at Rs.16,78 billion which is 44% of the total budget.

The priority projects approved in the budget 2017-18 includes construction of Bhara Kahu bypass, development of sectors E-12, C-15 & I-15, construction of interchanges at Sohan and Khanna on Islamabad Expressway, dualization of Attaturk Aenue (Embassy Road), construction of underpass on Faisal Avenue, construction of Khayaban-e-Margalla from GT Road to D-12 and rehabilitation of IJP Road etc.

This budget misses few required projects including interchange at entrance of Islamabad from Rawalpindi via Agha-Shahi Road. Moreover, IJP is taking last breadth but still no one took notice on it yet. Unfortunately, 30% of poor and middle class of Islamabad uses this road but decision maker has no concern about it. Lack of planning is completely depict in today’s Islamabad which is capital of pakistan.

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We requested CDA to develop following projects on urgent basis.

IJP-Agha Shahi-Double road Interchange

Jinnah Avenue – Agha Shahi Interchange

5-lane IJP Road.

Beneficial:

I-8, I-9 I-10, I-11, I-12, I-13, I-14, G-8,G-9, G-10, G-11, F-10, F-8 and whole Rawalpindi.

Eight & seventh Avenue are signal free but unfortunately, there is no planning for tenth and eleventh avenue and ninth avenue is totally neglected which should be also signal free alike descending avenues.