ISLAMABAD-The Chief Commissioner Islamabad and Chairman CDA Capitan (Retd) Muhammad Usman has gained momentum as he remained in the field even on this weekend and visited multiple projects.
Mr. Usman was made city chief by the federal government through his appointment to two high profile positions of the Chief Commissioner Islamabad and the Chairman Capital Development Authority.
Earlier, his appointment was challenged in the Islamabad High Court by a habitual litigant but the court had rejected his request to restrain Mr. Usman from acting as Chairman CDA and allowed him to continue his job—ending a prevailing uncertainty.
Resultantly, Chairman CDA became more active and spent his weekend on roads while visiting multiple projects. He inaugurated the first ever stray dog population control center on Saturday followed by a site visit of the Rawal Dam Chowk, where he got briefing from the officers of the Frontier Works Organization. He directed them to comply with the deadline given to complete this project.
The flyover and slip lines of the project have already been completed and inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif but the work on the underpass is still pending.
Chairman CDA also visited the Park Enclave-I and II and oversaw the pace of development work in these sectors. He directed the concerned formation to complete the development work as early as possible.
Meanwhile, he has also visited the camp office established for the construction of Bhara Kahu Bypass—a project for which the premier had given four-month time period. He has also inspected the proposed alignment of said bypass.
Chairman CDA also reviewed the progress of development work on Margalla Avenue road project and directed FWO to complete it before the end of November—one month ahead of its planned deadline of 31st December.
Muhammad Usman also visited Sangjani Water Treatment Plant on Saturday and suspended two officials for unsatisfactory condition of the water checking laboratory.
The chairman went to the site of Bhara Kahu project on Sunday again where he got a detailed briefing from the high ups of the National Logistics Cell, which was employed for the project a few days ago.
He also took a ride on the Green Line metro bus service to check the facilities on the weekend and interacted with the passengers to get their feedback.
During his hectic routine, he was accompanied by Member Engineering CDA Syed Munawar Shah and concerned officers of the Engineering Wing.
While talking to The Nation, Muhammad Usman maintained that the monitoring of projects always helps in getting desired results.
He said the field visits not only point out laxity on part of subordinates but serve as a source for their encouragement as well.
He said though there are a lot of things to manage, the top most priority is the provision of the basic amenities and the service delivery.
He said but we are also focusing on the fast track development of the projects and trying hard to meet the deadlines given to us in this regard.