RAWALPINDI, The Frontier Works Organization (FWO) has started the execution of Ring Road Rawalpindi project under the supervision of Rawalpindi Development Authority.
For this purpose, the Chairman Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Tariq Mehmood Murtaza inaugurated the commencement of construction work and cut the ribbon for this project execution at Thallian. On the occasion, the Director General RDA Tahir Zafar Abbasi, the Chief Engineer RDA Dr Habibul Haq Randhawa and FWO team’s incharge Col. Muhammad Irfan were also present.
The Chairman Tariq Mehmood Murtaza said that the construction work of 38.3 km long main carriageway from Baanth (N-5) to Thallian (M-2) under Rawalpindi Ring Road project would be completed in two years.
He said RDA has awarded Rs 22.8 billion contract to the FWO for a mega project of Rawalpindi Ring Road. He requested the FWO to speed up the work on this project.
He said the basic aim of the project was to ease congestion on the urban transportation system of twin cities. Fast and efficient route for trade related traffic and their access to other major cities to provide economic benefit to the local communities.
On the occasion, the Chief Engineer RDA Dr Habibul Haq Randhawa gave a detailed present for Ring Road Rawalpindi project. He said length for this project will be 8992 Kanals (38.3 km). The government of Punjab had approved project’s cost Rs 33694.43 million. He said the project’s Land Acquisition cost will be Rs 6724.73 million and the project’s construction cost will be Rs 26969.70 million.
The Chief Engineer said the design speed will be 120 kph, six lines has been divided carriageway as three-lane either way and five interchanges will be developed at national highway (N-5) at Baanth and crossing through Chakbeli Road, Adiala Road, Chakri Road and terminating at the motorway (M-2) at Thallian Interchange.
The Ring Road Rawalpindi would cater the traffic issues by providing an alternative bypass by connecting N-5 with M-2, he added.