CDA to reconstruct footpaths.

ISLAMABAD -- The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Monday decided to repair all damaged footpaths besides constructing new ones.

According to CDA, 847-kilometre long footpaths would be rehabilitated and repaired while 383-km long new ones will be constructed.

Chairman of CDA Mohammad Usman Younis presided over a meeting at CDA headquarters regarding improvement of road infrastructure in the city.

He directed the formations concerned to repair footpaths which are dilapidated as soon as possible and made functional for the public. Similarly, where there is a need to build new footpaths, it must be done, so that all possible facilities could be provided to citizens.

The meeting was told that the total length of the footpaths will be 5,630 km as planned, which are in different centres of Islamabad including marakiz, class-III shopping centres along Seventh Avenue, Faisal Avenue, Ninth Avenue, Constitution Avenue, Ataturk Avenue, Jinnah Avenue, Khayaban-i-Iqbal, major roads, service roads and various streets.

'Out of [total planned], the total length of existing footpaths is 5,247 km. In this connection, 4400 km footpaths are in good condition while 847.13 kms are to be rehabilitated and repaired. Similarly, 383.1 km of new footpaths are to be constructed,' read a statement issued by CDA.

The chairman, while issuing directions for construction of a new footpath...

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