Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has approved the lowest bid of Rs 542bn for the development of the two subsectors of I-12. The two sub-sectors of the stalled I-12 sector that has around 6000 plots have seen many controversies over the past few years. The brief statement issued by CDA states that the development work includes the construction of streets, drainage system, and complete sewerage system to be installed in the two sectors. The statement said that the estimates are being finalized before issuing tenders for the remaining two sectors. In the past the civic agency awarded contracts for roads in the said sector that could not be finalized owing to several controversies which also lead to an FIR against the CDA officials.
As per the detail, the Federal Investigation Agency had registered an FIR against the CDA officials owing to massive irregularities in the construction of service road in the I-12 Sector. The FIR stated that development work of service roads east, west, and south was given to a contractor while the file submitted to the competent authority contained a proposal for variation in works. The concrete specification, the FIR said, was also changed to Class-3 from Class-A. The contract awarded by CDA in 2015 worth Rs 248.4 billion for the construction of major roads is still incomplete due to a dispute between the contractor and the city managers.
Last year a delegation of the I-12 Action Committee met the chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Aamir Ali Ahmed, and complained about the negligence of the civic agency in the development of sector I-12 over the past three decades. They also complained about the presence of landfills in the sector. The Chairman regretted the extremely lethargic attitude of the concerned quarters and in presence of the officials concerned assured the allottees that soon the new tender for the uplift work of the sector will be issued and the development work would restart in January 2022. The said sector has been one of the most neglected sectors of the civic agency over the past two to three decades. Now the civic agency has decided to move the dumping site from I-12 to I-16 on a temporary basis before the site is permanently moved to Mandra on the outskirts of the capital city. The start of the development activities in the stalled sector is in line with the commitment made by the chairman last year.