ISLAMABAD              -          The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has approved Rs 110.119 million for installation and provision of gas network in sector I-11.

The said payment would likely be made to SNGPL in next few days and after that the gas company will start work on the project.

Under this project, SNGPL would lay main gas pipeline up to the sector and will further establish door to door gas network in sector I-11/1 and I-11/2. The said work would likely to be completed in approximately three months.

It is to be mentioned here that the CDA-DWP in October last had approved PC-I & PC-IV amounting to Rs.2618.251 million for carrying out development works in sector I-11.

Consequent upon approval of Project Costs, the concerned formations were directed to fulfil codel formalities so that the works pertaining to respective formations be carried out simultaneously.

In this context, SNGPL was approached to furnish the required demand notice for provision of Sui-gas infrastructure in the sector. After complete survey, the demand draft was furnished which was processed and accordingly approved by the authority during the last week.

In addition to the provision of Sui-gas network, the authority during its board meeting held in November this year had approved the allocation of 18.6 kanals land for construction of 132 KV grid station in sector I-11/2 for provision of electricity in the sector I-11 and I-12. Moreover, development of remaining infrastructure in the sector is also in pipeline.

Similarly, the authority in addition to initiating development activities is also focusing on the cost effectiveness of the development works. Steps are also being taken to complete development activities in the remaining sectors. In this context, demand notice received from the SNGPL was at higher side as it included 17 kilometer main line, however, SNGPL was approached for reducing the length of main line which has been now agreed which will significantly reduce the cost on establishment of sui-gas network.

Now the SNGPL will furnish cost curtailed demand notice for provision of sui-gas network in the Park Enclave housing society. Furthermore, codel formalities for provision of sui-gas in sector I-14 are also in advance stages as break-up of the demand notice has been requested from the SNGPL so that it can be finalized at earliest.

It is pertinent to mention here that nearly a year ago, development in the stalled sectors was not even in sight. However, after taking up development in stalled sectors, incumbent management took consolidated steps for completing development works and provision of basic amenities and missing facilities in these sectors. As result of the consistent efforts, works on different projects are in progress, few are in advance stages and many are in pipeline.