ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) board approved the sector C-13 layout design and to open a medical college in the capital city. To keep an eye on residential and commercial structures outside the federal capital, a committee has also been formed. The committee would include representatives from the Cantonment Board, CDA, and Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA).
The board decided to set up water filtering units at several business centers as the issue of safe drinking water has grown over time in the federal capital. The civic agency, whose main duty is to construct residential sectors and handle the issue of residence, has failed to establish new sectors, thus the adoption of the layout plan for C-13 has been long anticipated.
Earlier, Noorul Amin Mengal, the current CDA chairman, visited C-13 in April of this year and, upon discovering the officers of the civic agency's negligence, suspended the deputy director general (environment) and reprimanded officials of the enforcement and land wings for their failure to remove illegal buildings from C-13.
The freshly built properties in C-13 and other areas were to be demolished right away as per the chairman's directive. In C-13, C-14, C-15, and C-16, he had ordered the DG enforcement to make sure that no new constructions were built. Additionally, Mr. Mengal has given the order to speed up all necessary procedures for the acquisition and development of sectors. He had criticized the environment wing's performance while at C-14 and said that they had not upheld the landscaping legislation.