The The Aviation Division on Friday up to date the National Assembly standing committee on planning, development and changes that 80% develop the modern Islamabad Airport is finished and also the facility could be functional during the last quarter of 2016.
But, a senior officer of the section didn’t have sufficient response when questioned how water could be established for the air port.
The airport task was developed in 1984 for which the purchase of property began near Fatehjang exactly the same year.
In 2004, the then prime minister, Shaukat Aziz, inaugurated the project on the task. But the development of the air-port was began with no authorization of any pattern.
The PC-I of Rs.37 billion had been authorized in 2008 however it didn’t include the establishment of the fuel process, radar and radio control building, aprons, sewage treatment plants, availability of electrical power and water to the air port.
The modern airport with Ninety check-in counters and a car parking capability for 2,Thousand cars may focus on nine million people yearly.
Secretary Aviation Division Mohammad Ali Gardezi sure the committee that the airport could be finished in the final quarter of 2016.
In respond to questions, Mr Gardezi stated in the beginning the government of Punjab had accepted supply water to the airport through Shahpur Dam in the Attock district. But, since the task faced slow downs, the provincial government diverted the water to the agriculture and residential areas.
“Now the provincial government has rejected to supply water through the dam to the airport. We have now suggested that 3 little dams must be built to hold rain water but that water could be sufficient just for 4 months. There is yet another suggestion to make a large dam,” he said.
MNA Dr Nafisa Shah stated she wasn’t believing that the airport could be working even after 2016.
“It is unlucky that the primary demand for water would not be planned for this type of important task,” she stated.
Mr Gardezi stated the expense of the work had enhanced from Rs37 billion to Rs81 billion. It would increase more because of the decline of the rupee and the cost increases. So far, he added, Rs40 billion has been invested on the work.
respond to yet another question, the official assigned the postpone in the finishing of the work to the delayed consultation of the pattern advisor, the lack of an entry road and the against the law profession of the property obtained for the airport.
Mr Gardezi said the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) received suggested to construct an entry road from Golra Chowk to the airport, driving through sector E-16, E-17 and Haji Chowk. The advised road could be 14.5 kilometres but because of unfamiliar factors it was decided that Margalla Avenue could be expanded to the airport. The authorized road goes through several housing communities,” he explained.
Secretary Planning and Development Division Hassan Nawaz Tarar said the Cabinet Division on February 20, 2015, had asked for his ministry to provide the extending of Kashmir Highway from Golra Chowk to G.T. Road in the new airport road task becoming performed by NHA.
“It has been made a decision that the extending of Kashmir Highway will be included in the air port project,” he explained, including Rs1.2 billion were needed for it.
MNA Sheikh Salahuddin informed that it was strange that the issues of access roads and also water supply couldn’t be resolved. All these basic needs should have been included in the PC-I. “Now yet another Rs1.2 billion will be utilised for the development of the access roads,” he stated.