ICTs, CDAs begin operations to ensure social distance
Islamabad: To ensure social distance and prevent congestion, the Islamabad Capital Administration (ICT) with the help of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has begun operations to eliminate encroachment and handcrafts from Sabzi Mandi.
The removed carts are being moved outside Sabzi Mandi with the right plan having a minimum distance of six meters between each cart. In addition, all encroachments erected on the sidewalk are also being removed during this special trip.
This operation was participated in by the Directorate of Enforcement, ICT Market Committee, ICT administration officers, Islamabad police and other relevant departments. The operation began on Wednesday morning and will continue for the next two weeks to eliminate encroachment from the surrounding area.
Instructions have also been issued to the Directorate of CDA Enforcement, Market Committees, Islamabad Police and ICT Administration to maintain permanent vigilance to ensure implementation of the initiative.
This initiative is a continuation of the coordinated efforts of various departments to control the spread of the corona virus in the city. Because of this encroachment and handcart problems are being faced in maintaining social distance in Sabzi Mandi visited by hundreds of people every day. Relocating handcarts in open spaces with reasonable social distances and eliminating encroachment from Sabzi Mandi will help control the spread of the corona virus in the city.
In addition, awareness through loudspeakers was also created among people about maintaining social distance and ways to curb the spread of the corona virus. Meanwhile, given the decision taken earlier this week regarding the installation of sanitation running through gates in different locations, walking through the disinfecting spraying gates in Sabzi Mandi has been operating.
The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for CDA Affairs officially inaugurated the sanitation door through this gate. The road through the gate has been placed by the market committee at a very small fee of two lac rupees per gate.