October 4, 2014 – Mobarik A. Virk –
Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Maroof Afzal has directed the Engineering Wing of the Authority to complete the ‘lane marking’ of roads in at least two sectors, F-6 and F-7 and the two posh shopping centre, the Super Market in F-6 and the Jinnah Super Market in F-7, before Eid.
The decision was one of many taken during a marathon session of the CDA Board meeting. The chairman also directed to install traffic sign boards and cat-eyes on the roads in these areas of the federal capital. It could not be ascertained as to why other parts of the city were not considered worth any attention on this matter and why it became so essential to complete this task in these two particular sectors on such emergency basis.
However, the CDA chairman directed the concerned formations in the Engineering Wing to also carry out lane marking on all the major avenues and roads where traffic is facing difficulty because of the absence of proper lane marking. Probably, there is a relief to initiate this task after Eid holidays though.
In the extended CDA Board meeting the chairman also directed all directorates to establish close liaison so that this task could be completed in accordance with international standards.
This task is to be tackled by the Directorate of Roads, Markets and Road Maintenance and the Directorate of MPO. The senior officers from the concerned formations of the Engineering Wing of the Authority were also present in the meeting.
Chairman Maroof Afzal further directed the Engineering Wing to submit the details of lane marking work which would be carried out after Eidul Azha so that necessary funds could be sanctioned if needed.
With relevance of the subject taken up in the meeting the Member Engineering, Director General Services, Director Roads Markets and Road Maintenance, Director MPO and senior officers of the Engineering Wing were also present.(the news) Pakistan, Mobarik A. Virk, Articles, Islamabad