ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) to start construction of long-awaited Burma Bridge at Lehtrar Road by next month. Chairman CDA has approved the tender notices and has directed to issue tender notices in national dalies within next two days.
The Burma Bridge over Lehtrar Raod which was built in 1950s was on verge of collapse. Dilapidated condition of the Bridge was a life threat to motorists. Due to its condition, concerned authorities, nearly seven years ago, had stopped all kinds of movement on the bridge to avoid any untoward incident. People living around the site had filled several applications to repair the bridge but their requests were not heeded. Furthermore, due to closure and dilapidated condition of the bridge traffic jam was a daily routine in the area.
The project was stuck for last many years, however, incumbent management in line with its policy to priorities the stalled projects and cognizing importance of the project taken up the matter and not only revived the project but also made a budget allocation in this regard. After swift completion of codel formalities, tenders notices for awarding the contract have now been approved. The construction of the bridge will be completed with the estimated cost of Rs. 199 (million). Construction of this bridge will facilitate the commuters going to and coming from Kotli Satian, Bunn Karor, Tumair, Alipur Farash, Murree, Abbottabad, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Chief Commissioner Islamabad and Chairman, Capital Development Authority (CDA), Amer Ali Ahmed visited dumping site sector I-12 and appreciated the work being done by the CDA and MCI staff for covering the dumped waste. Residents of the locality were facing difficulties due to this reason work on soil covering of dumped waste is being carried out from last few days.
On this occasion, Chairman, CDA directed to carry out tree plantation at the area being covered by the soil covering. Chairman, CDA directed the staff of the Authority to cooperate with MCI staff regarding filling / covering of the dumping site. He said that due to covering / filling of dumping site residents of the adjoining sectors would be facilitated. He directed to plant shady and ever green plants in the vicinity.