Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICC) have called upon the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to repair the broken roads of Islamabad Dry Port and Industrial Areas on priority in order to facilitate the growth of trade and industrial activities.
Atif Ikram Sheikh, President, ICCI said that Islamabad Dry Port road was broken for the last 10 years, but CDA was paying no attention to its repair due to which the heavy loaded vehicles going to dry port and industrial areas were facing great problems. He stressed that CDA should work on war footing basis to repair these broken roads and restore the faulty street lights of these areas.
He said that hundreds of cargo vehicles daily ply on dry port and industrial areas roads in Islamabad but due to dilapidated conditions of these roads, many vehicles develop frequent faults.
He claimed the government was earning millions of rupees from dry port and industrial areas in terms of sales tax and excise duty but no attention is paid to these roads at par with international standards due to which business community was facing great inconvenience.
Sheikh Pervez Ahmed Senior Vice President and Sheikh Abdul Waheed Vice President, ICCI said that condition of roads in I-11 Sector near Metro Habib Cash and Carry was also pathetic as these roads were dotted with frequent big potholes. They stressed upon the CDA to repair these broken roads on urgent basis.
They said Islamabad was the face of Pakistan but broken roads, faulty street lights and chocked sewerage systems in the Federal Capital were damaging the image of whole country. They emphasized that CDA should address the key issues of industrial areas and markets on priority basis that will help in smooth growth of business and industrial activities.