Rawalpindi Kachehri Chowk project to be started in January 2022: Chairman RDA

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  • RAWALPINDI: The Chairman Rawalpindi Development Authority Tariq Mehmood Murtaza (RDA) said that Ammar Chowk project’s construction work will be completed by December 31.

While talking about three mega projects in Rawalpindi being executed at Ammar Chowk, Kachehri Chowk, and Defense Chowk the Chairman RDA said that the decision to consecutively start these projects one after the other was taken keeping in view the traffic load and continuity of traffic flow on these roads.

The Chairman RDA said that the cost of the Ammar Chowk project will now be Rs 1.3 billion, Kachehri Chowk 3.8 billion and 2.1 billion for Defense Chowk.

He said that the construction of a two-story flyover at Kachehri Chowk project will begin at the beginning of the coming year 2022, after which development work on the Defense Chowk project will also be started.
He said Kachehri Chowk project’s two-story flyover design is a unique design and it will be a first such project in the Pakistan.

He said the Ammar Chowk project was pending for the last 12 years; now the construction work has been started by the Government of the Punjab with the help of Rawalpindi Development Authority and Station Headquarters Rawalpindi. Currently the development work is in full swing.
He said that in view of the growing population and traffic congestion, the project has undergone some significant changes, including the addition of twin underpasses, undergrounding of H.T and L.T cables and the addition of a new services line and reinforced earth panel. As well as according to the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, steps have also been taken to make the surrounding area clean and green.

In the midst of the construction work, great care has been taken to ensure that the people have the least difficulty and do not have to worry about restricted mobility.
He said that despite Covid-19 and the harsh dry winter season the development work is going on.

He appreciated the speed and quality of work and thanked the Station Headquarters Rawalpindi, the Chaklala Cantt Board and FWO for their full cooperation and support in moving this important project in the right direction and is nearing completion in a record short period.

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