By PHELILE MWANDILA –
ZESCO has completed the removal of power installations in readiness for the expansion of Lusaka’s Burma and Chilimbulu roads.
Zesco public relations manager Henry Kapata said in an interview yesterday that Zesco had finished removing pole lines along the two roads, 10 metres away from the initial positions in preparation for expansions to begin.
He said it was up to the Road Development Agency (RDA) and the contractor to see how they could speed up the expansions.
The construction of the Burma and Chilimbulu roads was part of the 1400 road project that is intended to address the growing traffic congestion in Lusaka.
A check along the two roads reviewed that the pole lines had been removed 10 metres away from their initial positions.
The car wash businesses had also been moved further away from the road to allow for the expansions works on the roads.
RDA spokesperson Loyce Saili said RDA was still conducting relocation of services on the roads.
She said other institutions engaged in the expansion still were working on the road for the expansion to start.
Ms Saili said water pipes also needed to be removed, therefore until these pipes were relocated the constructor could not start works on the roads.