The Capital Development Authority is planning to construct two new hostels for professionals, sources at the development authority said on Monday. The hostels would be a great relief for the young males and females, especially stu-dents visiting the federal capital for a short span of time which would help provide subsidised housing facilities.
According to the details, the basic purpose of the hostels, one each for girls and boys, is to facilitate the young people who are coming from the far-flung areas of the country for different purposes. In this regard, the officialsfurther said,CDA Chairman Noorul Amin Mengal had al-ready asked the departments concerned to plan and build these hostels on a priority basis to facilitate the youth.
TheCDA’s Planning Wing was looking for suitable sites to build these hostels and after that, the authority would move towards PC-I of the project and tendering proc-ess. The sources said that the planning department had also visited and identified different sites for the hostels which would be shared with the CDA chairman for his approval soon.
It is to mention here that the students in the federal capital were facing a lack of hostel facilities as a large majority of the private and government-owned universities did not have their own accommodation facilities, forcing the students to opt for expensive private hostels for lodging.