ISLAMABAD: Following recent observations of the Supreme Court, the Capital Developrncmt Authority (CDA) decided to build a pedestrian bridge on Constitution Avenue near Pak Secretariat to facilitate the citizens. During hearing of an encroach- ment case. tbe apex court observed that there was no facility for pedestrains on constitution avenue. Later, the civic agency awarded the contract to Heavy Mechanical Complex, (HMC). “It is to intimate your quoted rates for the subject arch type pedestrian bridge having a span of 50 meters stand approved by the competent authority.”
“It is the r efore requested to immediately mobilise resources to start construction activities at site. Under intimation to this office and furnish requisite documents for signing of contract agreement” read the CDA letter issued on Jan 3. Meanwhile., the CDA also awarded contract to the HMC to design, engineer, manufacture, supply, erect and install three overhead pedestrian bridges near H-9 Sunday Bazaar on Kashmir liighway, Faisal Avenue ncar Pims and Jinnah Avenue near the G-9 gate to Fatima Jinnah Park. In all six pedesrrian bridges would be installed in the capital.
According to PC-l finallised a few years ago, eight bridges were to be set up in different pans of the city. But only two of them could be installed on Islamabad Highway. However. the sources said during the last one month the Secretariat project was eccp expedited, “Since Supreme Court also took up the issue, we expedited the project and soon the four new bridges would also be installed.
Meanwhile, we are also working on the files of two more bridges which are to be installed on Faisal Avenue near Pims and on IJP Road.” an offidal of the CDA said.