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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority has been granted permission by the district administration to resume work on the development projects that were put on hold due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The permission was granted after the District Magistrate ICT Humza Shafqat issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the authority, which was submitted by the Member Engineering CDA, Dr Shahid Mehmood.
The authority has announced to restart development work on the underpass to be constructed between G-8 and G-7.
The NOC issued allowed the transportation of construction material to commence work on the site.
However, the authority was directed to follow the SOPs issued by the central government and implement the precautionary measures including the use of hand sanitizers, masks and gloves, provision of temperature guns and sanitizers to the guards, in order to keep a check.
Apart from addressing issues of traffic congestion in the area, the underpass project will also connect the eastern and western parts of the city.
In a separate meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Major (R) Azam Suleman Khan, the Punjab government announced that departments related to the construction sector and development authorities will be opened with limited staff
To further cater the construction industry, some sections of the revenue department, especially Fard and property transfer will also continue operations for four or five hours a day to facilitate the associated people.
Secretary Specialised Healthcare Nabeel Awan, Secretary Primary Healthcare Capt (R) Muhammad Usman, Commissioner Lahore Saif Anjum, CCPO Zulfiqar Hameed and relevant officials were among the attendees of the meeting.
Divisional commissioners and regional police officers joined the session through a video link.
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