CDA to construct 3km portion of Rawalpindi Ring Road:
Islamabad: Issues related to the construction of the 3 Km portion of Rawalpindi Ring Road were resolved by the Government of Punjab as well as the Capital Development Authority.
News Sources suggest that the Government of Punjab, as well as the CDA, resolved the issue related to the construction of the three-kilometer portion of the Rawalpindi Ring Road which falls in the jurisdiction of both the cities.
A virtual meeting is expected according to sources in both CDA and officials of the Punjab Government. This meeting will be headed by Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. Participants from the CDA side include Chairman Amer Ali Ahmad and members of the estate and engineering.
According to sources, it was decided that the CDA would construct this portion of the road along with an interchange. However, the Punjab government will be paying against the work that will be carried out in the Jurisdiction of the Province.
The portion of the Ring Road will link the Peshawar and Islamabad Motorway with GT road near Sangjani where it will also be linked with Islamabad’s Margalla road where the interchange will be constructed.
Another interchange is most likely to be constructed near N-5, Wapda Town.
Margalla road is already in progress from Sangjani to D-12 where it is most likely to be linked with Khayabn-e- Iqbal. Sources suggest that work on the Margalla road is in progress and will most likely be completed by the end of July 2022.
During the meeting, an official of the CDA noted that a good decision was made in today’s meeting for allowing the same civic agency to do construction of a small portion of the 3.4 Km Road. Now that the entire MI-GT road project is completed and the Margalla road is linked, this additional step is likely to provide a more convenient network to people.
According to the news sources, concerned departments of Rawalpindi last year made several efforts and constructed the entire 3.4km road portion but the CDA did not approve it noting that the civic agency could not allow any provincial authority to construct a road within its limit.
In February of this year, Prime Minister Imran Khan agreed with CDA’s decision to not allow a provincial authority to continue work on the road and agreed that CDA will continue construction in the given jurisdiction.
In the same meeting, it was also decided that while the CDA and the Punjab Government will acquire land separately however the construction work will be carried out separately.
CDA officials also added that around 1.6km of the road falls within the limit of Islamabad whereas 1.8km is within the territory of Punjab.
The CDA also hinted that the Frontier works Organization, which is already carrying out the Margalla road project could also win the contract for the portion of the road. This will ensure speedy completion as part of the Margalla project.