Srinagar Highways Landscaping Enters Final Stage
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – February 14, 2021): The landscaping of the 25 km long Srinagar Highway has entered the final phase. Thousands of plants of various species have been unloaded in their various locations to carry out beautification work under the Prime Minister’s Clean and Green Pakistan Program.
According to the Director General of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Naveed Tareen, the ground work on the various junctions, maiden strips and side slopes of the highway was almost complete to ensure the elevation from the Golra Interchange to Muree Road by the end of next month.
He said a variety of assets were being unloaded at Golra and Peshawar Morr Interchanges where the earthworks were fully completed.
Grazing on the first strip of the Srinagar Highway has begun, after which seedlings of various plants will be planted, he added.
He also said pine trees were planted on the skyline of its slopes.
By the end of March, work on beautifying the Srinagar Highway would be completed, which would eventually change the entire landscape, noted DG Environment.
Another CDA official said the citizen agency would plant 20,000 juniper, 15,000 marwa, 10,000 melaleuca, 2,000 pine, 100 Washingtonia palm, 62 queen palm, and many other species such as kechnar and jacaranda as part of the project.
Steps have been taken to make all of the highway’s streetlights functional at the earliest, he added.
“Within a month, citizens would see a visible change from the beautification of the Srinagar Highway,” said the landscaper.