Karachi—DHA Phase-VIII Steering Committee Meeting chaired by Administrator DHA Brig Shahid Hassan Ali was held at DHA Head Office to review and evaluate the efficacy and implementation strategy of different development projects/schemes to be implemented in DHA Phase-VIII. The Steering Committee discussed the professional, technical and contractual aspects of ICT network, electrification/street lights, E-tagging and sewerage system works being executed in the area and took pragmatic, knowledge based and forward looking decisions to speed up the development process.
The state-of-the-art ICT (Integrated Communication Technology) works for Phase-VIII encompassing fibre optics and high speed internet technology for integrating voice, data, digital and smart grid facilities on a single fibre optics cable were discussed/evaluated for finalizing the ICT Plan. The electrification works and installation of street lights based on LED solar energy for efficient, durable and modern lighting system of the area was also discussed incisively and various options were evaluated to finalize the design and nature of streets lights to be installed in Phase-VIII.
Administrator appreciated the efficacy of recently introduced E-tagging pilot project in Phase-VIII being implemented with the combination of sophisticated advanced surveillance system and computer technology. E-tagging will be introduced at all major entrance roads of Phase-VIII to monitor entry of vehicles for enhanced security in the area. The requirements, technical parameters and efficacy of new sewerage system as per the environmental considerations to be incorporated in the existing sewerage system were discussed thread bare and appropriate cum professionally knowledgeable decisions were taken to speed up the development process.
Administrator emphasized the need to undertake the development projects with vigour, professional zeal and knowledgeable approach to ensure that DHA Phase-VIII is developed as one of the best, modern and smart locality of the metropolis.