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CDA developed around 50 new parks costing Rs 341 million across Islamabad

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The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has contributed a lot to the promotion of tourism in the city as it developed about fifty new parks all over the metropolitan during the last year.

Following the special orders of the management of CDA, parks were developed in the areas where people were living, however facilities including a healthy environment were still missing, a CDA official said on Wednesday

It is worth mentioning here that parks have also been established in different areas of Islamabad on state land that was retrieved through anti-encroachment operations and at areas where garbage and debris had piled up.

Over the last year, parks were developed by the authority in Sector D-12, I-14, I-16, I-11, I-10, F-11, F-10, G-11, I-9, I-8, Diplomatic Enclave, G-7, H-8, F-6, Park Enclave, Rawal Town, Shahzad Town, Mulpur, G-14, E-11, Shakrial, Shakar Parian, Bani Gala, Khana Pull and other areas of the city.

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Rendering to the details, the development of 50 parks in these areas had a cost of Rs341 million.

With the purpose to provide more healthy activities to the people, the Capital Development Authority management directed the concerned departments to construct cycle tracks and jogging tracks at Sector E-7, 7th Avenue, Zero Point, Faisal Avenue, and Serena Chowk last year.

Moreover, to further beautify the parks other orders were given by CDA which consist of the up-gradation of the art gallery, center square and cricket ground in F-9 Park, amphitheater rehabilitation, jogging track on the green belt linked to Sector E-9 in F-9 Park, calligraphy and wood carvings, and construction of a sit-out area in F-9 Park, and building of a mosque in the park.

Besides, portable washrooms have been mounted in the parks. Proposals regarding the uplifting of Srinagar Highway and the Landscape of Golra Interchange have been issued.

The fountains across the metropolitan will be restored in near future.

“It is the top priority of the federal apex agency to provide a healthy environment and recreational facilities to the citizens,” the official remarked.

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