Islamabad: The CDA Board met on Monday with its chairman Aamir Ali Ahmed in the chair and decided to urgently engage some government fir for collection of garbage and maintenance of cleanliness on the different stations of Metro Bus Service from Peshawer Mor to New Islamabad International Airport. The government firm will be hired under section 42(F) of the (PPRA) rules. The said rule allows government organizations to create contracts with government entities. It was told that Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) of Lahore Waste Management Company were the top contenders. PM Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the Bus Service last week which is providing free services to the citizens during the holy month of Ramazan.
The construction of 25.6 kilometer Metro Bus Service from Peshawar Mor to New Islamabad Airport was started in 2017 by the PML (N) Government but the work lingered on due to the change of government in 2018. The completion period was initially one year but the project took five years before finally being inaugurated by PM Shahbaz Sharif last week. The PM was also directed to connect the Metro bus service from Sadder- Pak Secretariat with Peshawer Mor - New Airport Bus Service. The task has been completed within a week by the CDA and both the services have been interlinked at Faiz Ahmed Faiz Station near to Islamabad Excise and Taxation office in Islamabad. The PM has also directed the concerned authorities to immediately start work on Faizabad to Rawat Metro Bus Service.
The CDA Board also decided to discuss new bylaws for fuel stations in Islamabad and decided that the establishment of convenience stores and restaurants along the stations would not be allowed. The meeting observed that allowing the convenience stores and restaurants along the stations would open a floodgate of requests for similar provisions along the GT Road and Motorways,” Establishment of a convenience store or restaurant contributes towards commercial activity in the right of way (ROW) of roads which is in contradiction to Islamabad’s Master Plan”.