Islamabad to have Safari Park, a Ferris Wheel


The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to establish a Safari Park in Fatima Jinnah (F-9) Park over an area of 100 acres.

The civic authority also resolved to uplift roads, enhance infrastructure and provide basic amenities in all the main markets, locally referred as Markaz, of the capital.

CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal was briefed about the up-gradation of F-9 Park, an establishment that occupies the whole sector F-9. The ferries wheel to be named ‘See Islamabad’ will be installed in the park as well. The children park, walking and jogging tracks, cycling track, skating track, cricket ground and other amusement facilities in F-9 Park will also be upgraded.

The chairman directed the environmental wing to complete the codal formalities as soon as possible so that work on the project could be initiated. The gathering was briefed that up-gradation of major as well as small parks located in the sectors is underway. The provision of missing facilities and the maintenance of existing ones is CDA’s top most priority.

CDA tasks its Machinery Pool Organization (MPO) to mobilize the machinery so that work to uplift the infrastructure in different centers could be started by next week.

The meeting also decided that International Standards will be followed during the uplift. The missing street lights will be installed, foot paths will be upgraded, sewerage system would be improved and existing connecting roads will be upgraded. Also people visiting these markets will be provided an easy and friendly access. The revamping process will be started from G-11 and F-11 Markaz and gradually will expand throughout the city. MPO directorate has been directed to ensure initiation of development work by next week. Under the project, the meeting was told, the capital will also be beautified. The sewerage system will improve immensely and the street lights will be amended.

Afzal said that uplift work in the centers will not only enhance the economic activity in the city but will also help address longstanding issues of the traders.

“The aim of the Islamabad Rehabilitation and up-gradation plan is to improve the face of Islamabad and uplift the city in line with international standards, those areas where rehabilitation work has been completed remarkable change can be witnessed,” he said.

The Chairman directed the concerned formations to ensure initiation of work on uplift of centers without any delay so that development and rehabilitation on all segments could be completed simultaneously.





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