CDA starts throwing nullahs
Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) initiated work on the pitch and slope of nullahs descending from Margallas and crisscrossing Islamabad, eventually falling into Rawal Lake, Korang Nullah, Nullah Leh and the Soan River.
These nullahs and natural streams, which were once the most beautiful part of the federal capital, have over the years become heavily polluted because the people and even the CDA itself have opened separate lines in these nullah streams.
In addition to opening dividing lines in these natural waterways, people freely dump solid waste into them and there are piles of plastic bags and other non-decomposable materials, especially waste materials. construction in particular.
Due to the dumping of this waste and garbage, these nullahs and streams have choked at various points and cause serious problems, especially during the monsoon season or during any heavy rain.
CDA public relations director Asif Ali said the initiative was taken on the instructions of the President and Chief Commissioner of Islamabad, Amir Ali Ahmed, who ordered the early completion of the work before the start. monsoon rains.
The director of market organization and maintenance of roads and machine pool, Omer Sagheer, said the main purpose of this pitching of rivers and slopes crossing the federal capital is to clear the passage by removing garbage and solid waste for uninterrupted water flow and water quality too.
He said the pitching of rivers in Islamabad is probably the first in the country. Stone slabs in streams will naturally capture and dissolve sediment and solid pollutants as we have seen in rivers and streams that flow down hilly and mountainous areas.
“CDA is already working on the creation of wetlands at strategic points in the city and the results achieved so far away from these wetlands are incredible. The quality of the water flowing in these wetlands has improved to a great extent and it can be easily monitored just by looking at the color of the water, ”CDA President Amir Ali Ahmed said after the success of the first wetlands project launched some time ago near Bari Imam.
Deputy Commissioner (Rural) Zukhruf Fida Malik is also working on a wetland project and cleaning the Korang River stream at strategic points in Islamabad.
Omer Sagheer, who performs the stone pitching of the streams, said normal stone and small rocks were used to plant the strategic points.
“This would be a one-time project that will help health workers in the future to easily access the beds of these nullahs to remove any obstructions in the future. In addition, with the improvement of the water quality, the unpleasant odors emitted by these nullahs will also largely disappear, making the lives of those who live closer to those who are comfortable, ”said Omer Sagheer.
He said the entire stone-throwing project had been launched at various strategic locations throughout the federal capital. These sites are located on Sohni Road and Korang Road in sector I-10, street no. 32 in sector I-9, street no. 11 in sector I-8/1, route Faiz Ahmed Faid and southern service road in sector H-8, route Soharwardy in G-6/4, route Hakeem Luqman in G-6/2, G-6/3 , Route School, Hill Road on F-6, Embassy Road on F-6/4 and G-6/4, Service Road West on F-6/2, Parbat Road on F-7/3 and rue 56 on F- 7/4, Khayabane Iqbal F-8/2, Kaghan Road F-8, St 3 F-10/3,
Chaman Road G-8, Service Road South G-8, Farooqia Market F-6/1, Street 34 F-6/1, Service Road South G-9, Service Road East G-11/4, Service Road East G- 11/3, Service Road West G-10/1, Nazimudin Road F-11, Service Road West G-10/2, Street 94 G-11/3 and Street 58 G 11/2.