Capital Development Authority starting first phase of development in I-12.

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) announced that it has received technical bids to initiate the first phase of development in I-12, work on which had been stalled in the past.

According to CDA’s press release, the bids will be evaluated by a committee following which financial bids from technically-qualified firms will be opened so the contract for development in the sector could be awarded. The estimated cost of the project, it said, is Rs284,742,287.

CDA spokesperson Mazhar Hussain said like I-15 and E-12, development in this sector is the main priority of CDA. He said the management has decided to start work on development in phases. The land directorate of the CDA has already been directed to announce overdue Built-up Property (BuP) awards of pending sectors so the authority could get possession of stalled sectors to start development.

The land and BuP award of I-12 had been announced between 2007 and 2008, and the authority has recently initiated work on development starting with the construction of service roads.

In the first phase, the press release said, construction of service roads North, East, and West will be carried out in addition to the construction of box culverts and the establishment of a drainage system.

Henceforth, in line with the management’s comprehensive strategy, focused on the development of neglected residential sectors and uplifting infrastructure in Islamabad, work on development in I-12 has been initiated.

All administrative and technical issues related to this sector (I-12) have been resolved in addition to resolving issues being faced by allottees of this sector, the press release said, adding recently, the authority – through transparent balloting – allotted alternative plots in lieu of plots which were deleted due to revision of the layout plan or were double allotted.