ISLAMABAD: The city managers, even after the lapse of 15 years, have failed to implement their decision in which a permanent site proposed by the Planning Wing of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) at I-11/4 sector for the future inter-city bus stand for Islamabad.
“In order to further facilitate the passengers, CDA would also consider to develop halting points for picking and dropping passengers at appropriate locations along IJ Principal Road including Faizabad,” it was also decided in the said meeting.
According to documents, CDA intended to develop the same in the next three to four years. This proposed site was adjacent to the intra-city wagon stand measuring 400×400 (3.67 acres) along with a site 140×400 for taxi located in I-11 towards north of Fruit & Vegetable Market.
After this decision, the Directorate of Municipal Administration and ITA secretary started making efforts to remove the unauthorised bus service operators along the IJ Principal Road near Faizabad and other areas against which these operators filed a writ petition in the Lahore High Court (Rawalpindi bench).
On the basis of the CDA Board decision in 2011, the Urban Planning Directorate requested the Directorate of Municipal Administration to issue license for a D-class coach stand to the applicant Raja Shahid Ahmed (Raja Travels) after he has paid land use conversion fee to the CDA’s Urban Planning Directorate in context of his documents regarding his land possession and purchase of the land, to be used as coach stand.