The Environment Wing of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) opened a new hiking trail, a 5km Trail-7 in Islamabad’s Margalla Hills for hikers and tourists earlier today. It is a part of Healthy Islamabad campaign. New cycling tracks are established to support increasing physical activity and better health habits.
The civic authority inaugurated the five-kilometer-long Trail 7, which runs from C-12 to Kainthia, Alexander Well, today at 6 AM, with CDA Chairman, Captain Usman, and DC Islamabad, Irfan Nawaz Memon, present at the occasion.
CDA also reopened ‘Trail 1’ and ‘Trail 2’ in the Margalla Hills to hikers and visitors earlier this month after completing necessary restoration work such as the installation of maps, milestones, and benches along the route.
In the last year CDA have increased the number of parks in Islamabad. Some of the parks are constructed while others are in development process. During the COVID lockdown time, Leopards were seen in Margalla Hills. The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) established the Asian Leopard Preservation Zone earlier this year to safeguard and conserve a number of Asian leopards that have lately been spotted along Trail 6 of the Margalla Hills.
The Capital Development Authority’s chairman, Amir Ali Ahmed, opened the Hill Park on Third Road in Sector G-10/4, Islamabad, in March of this year.