All efforts being made to control encroachments in Islamabad: CDA

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Korang Nullah residents for mechanism against illegal constructions

In view of the Supreme Court’s orders, the residents living around Korang Nullah have urged the government to work out an effective mechanism against the recurring phenomenon of illegal construction in slum areas of the federal capital. Zameer Khan, a resident of the area complained, “Soon after the anti-encroachment drive of the authorities concerned, the encroachments reappear again on the road sides.”
He said that Nullah Korang is full of garbage and its water flow had been stopped which caused many problems for the residents. A working journalist said that the traffic flow is being affected due to the rise in illegal encroachments on road sides of almost all markets of the capital.
The public complained that the pedestrians are left with no choice other than to use the middle of the road. A resident, Arsad Mangi said that it had become almost impossible to walk freely in the area because of the footpaths as well as the roads covered with garbage. He said that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is responsible to remove the encroachments from the footpaths.
When contacted, CDA Enforcement Director Muhammad Ramzan said that the indiscriminate drive is being launched today against the encroachments near Korang Nullah. He said that encroachment is a recurring phenomenon, which needs continued efforts and constant vigilance of the Authority.
He said that all possible efforts are being made to control encroachments in the capital. The success in the drive is not possible without the support of the public and traders, he added.—APP

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