Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi Chaudhary Muhammad Ali Randhawa Thursday directed the authorities concerned to make all out efforts to develop Rawalpindi City on pattern of Islamabad and beautify Murree Road and Rashid Minhas Road on priority.
Chairing a meeting held here at DC office to review progress on Glorious Rawalpindi project he ordered the officers concerned to visit both the roads and ensure repair work of the roads, lighting, cleanliness, drainage system and beautification work.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Noseen Sarwar, CEO Rawalpindi Waste Management Company, Mian Buzdar Adil, Assistant Commissioner Murree, Ahmed Hassan Ranjha, Chairman Park and Horticulture Authority (PHA), Asif Mahmood, Director PHA Shafqat Raza, CEO Municipal Corporation, Chief Conservator Forest, Athar Shah Kagha and heads of other departments concerned.
The DC said, the Punjab government had formed a Task Force for revival of the city’s beauty under ‘Glorious Rawalpindi’ project. He said, different proposals for removal of encroachments, establishment of food street, construction of Lai Expressway, shifting of whole sale markets, waste management and project for better flow of traffic were under consideration.
He directed the officers to further uplift Green belts of the roads and the medians. The officers were also directed to accelerate pace of the work to complete the project within shortest possible time frame.
He said, “We are making efforts for beautification of the city under ‘Glorious Rawalpindi’ project.” Under the project, the beautification of all entry and exit points of the city would also be ensured. Joint efforts were being made by all the departments concerned for beautification of the city and it would be made a model town.—APP