Islamabad: The government-owned construction firm and Capital Development Authority (CDA) are collaborating to establish bicycle lanes in the capital city. This initiative aims to promote sustainable and eco-friendly transportation options for the citizens.
The CDA has invited the Frontier Work Organization (FWO), National Logistic Cell (NLC), and RAILCOP to submit their bidding documents by January 23. CDA spokesperson Nauman Khalid confirmed that a government-owned construction firm will be awarded the contract to ensure the project’s timely completion. This is expected to alleviate traffic congestion in Islamabad.
The Development Working Party of the CDA has approved a project with a budget of PKR 2.8 billion. This project aims to be completed within two years and will involve creating dedicated lanes along Jinnah Avenue and Khayaban-i-Iqbal and service roads in 26 residential sectors. The CDA has also planned to outsource the establishment of 150 parking lots to private firms for citizen use, explicitly catering to bicycles and e-bikes.
The spokesperson emphasized the need to address carbon emissions and promote cycling in the capital. They mentioned that the initiative is suitable for most of the population, who fall within an age group that can take advantage of it. The project also involves promoting an e-bike service, with several stations set up to support these eco-friendly modes of transportation.
The project supports Sustainable Development Goals 11 and 13 by promoting sustainable urban development, curbing carbon emissions, and diversifying transportation options in Islamabad. The initiative aims to offer a safe, convenient, and equitable commuting alternative for those without personal vehicles. For the latest Real Estate News and Blogs, visit Realtorspk blogs.