Capital Development Authority (CDA) has declared defaulter to Rawalpindi cantonment board over non payment of its dues of more than Rs 500 millions for treatment and maintenance of water purification plants set up in Sangjani area.
According to CDA sources, CDA warned the Cantt board to suspend water supply if the dues were not cleared.
According to an agreement between Cantt board and CDA, the Cantt Board is required to make payment to CDA according to the water it would utilize. However for several years, the Cantt Board has not paid the dues which are being borne by the CDA to keep the supply line for the residents.
The sources said that the CDA sent notices to the Cantt board authorities warning them to pay the dues of over Rs 500 millions but no response was given to the authority. However a spokesman of the Cantt board said the authorities have decided to pay the amount of Rs 5.5 million in four instilments to CDA during the current fiscal year.