Link Road to NIIA from Thalian Interchange Construction Video

New Islamabad Airport Link Road

Construction work on New Islamabad International Airport link roads from Thallian Interchange as well as from Kashmir Highway is going on at full swing. Since this new airport is going to be operational from 14th August 2017, authorities are trying hard to complete the leftover construction work within given date in order to avoid any further delays.

Habib Constructions Pvt. Ltd. is the company reponsible for construction work of link road from Thallian Interchange to New islamabad Airport. About 90% construction work has been completed already, and it should be open for traffice by next one or two months.

Following video shows the construction work on the link road and periphery roads from Thalian Interchange to New Islamabad International Airport:

Hajj Flights 2017 to be Launched from New Islamabad International Airport

PIA Hajj Flight

The Government has decided to launch Hajj Flights from New Islamabad International Airport. This decision was taken after the successful take off and landing operation of a test flight on Friday, 14th April 2017. 

As per the news source, the civil aviation authorities have been running flight operation tests in order to make sure that Hajj Flights for 2017 should be launched from New Islamabad Airport. First Hajj Flight will depart for Jeddah on 21st July 2017, however official inauguration of the Airport operations will be on 14th August 2017.

Link road to new Islamabad Airport i.e. Kashmir Highway Extension is currently under speedy construction in order to open direct access from main Islamabad City before the flight operations. PM Nawaz Sharif is also going to announce Metro Bus project to new Islamabad Airport as its tender has been awarded for fast track completion before 14th August 2017.

The report of test flight take off and landing will be sent to higher authorities for approval of commercial flight operations.

Hajj Flights from New Islamabad Airport News

Metro Bus Service to Be Extended to New Islamabad International Airport

Metro Bus toNew Islamabad Airport

The Prime Minister directed the NHA for immediate construction of Islamabad Metro Bus link from Peshawar Morr to New Islamabad International Airport. The Prime Minister was informed that the project would cost around 18 billion rupees and would comprise of 14 bus stops along the route.

Following the directions, NHA have published an advertisement seeking applications for prequalification from registered and renowned construction firms for construction of package 1 – Peshawar Morr to G-13, and Package 2 – G-13 to N-5 (GT Road) Interchange. Applications for remaining section of Metro Bus from N-5 to New Islamabad Airport will be sought in future.

The new Metro Bus service would be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on 14th August 2017 along with the inauguration of New Islamabad Airport.

This is a good news for those who have invested or plan to invest in the housing schemes near New Islamabad International Airport as developments will snowball with the inauguration date of the airport getting closer. There are still some very good investment opportunities which can be availed within low to medium budget in order to earn the benefits of this visible mega development in the city.

NHA advertisement is attached below:

Metro Bus to New Islamabad Airport NHA Ad

New Islamabad Airport Progress Report and Completion Date

New Islamabad Airport

New Islamabad Airport project has been in the news for quite a long while, however things have been quite obscure due to a number of factors including mismanagement, corruption and incompetence of the team. This overall situation caused delays and escalation of project cost, however there seems to be some good news in the offing after the project briefings in recent session of senate standing committee.

Earlier it was named Gandhara International Airport, then it was renamed to Benazir Bhutto International Airport, then again its name was changed to Liaquat Ali Khan International Airport, and now finally after the sad demise of the great philanthropist Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi Sahb, it is being renamed as Edhi International Airport.

Here are some important dates to note:

  • Kashmir Highway Extension has started and it is scheduled to be ready by December 2016.
  • Airport Work will be completed by December 2016.
  • Airport will start commercial flight operations on 14th August 2017.

Earlier we didn't see any significant signs of progress on road networks, however it is quite visible now. Toll plaza has been removed from Kashmir Highway and shifted to Motorway M-1 & M-2. Also, work on Kashmir Highway is going on at full swing which indicates that the authorities are finally going to accomplish their goals this time without any further delays.

Visible signs of progress is attracting a host of investors who were earlier thinking to put their money away in Zone 4 and 5, however much sale purchase activity has again started especially in Top City-1, Mumtaz City, Faisal Town, F-17, E-17, D-17, D-18 and B-17. The potential of this investment was already known and fears of further delays are also vanishing as the Government, NHA and CAA are working towards completion of this mega project.


New Islamabad Airport to Start Operations from 2016

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Mr. Ahsan Iqbal visited new Islamabad airport and observed the development progress.

Talking to the media, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal stated that 85% development work has been completed and the airport will be completed and operational by 2016.

Grid station for supply of electricity to the airport has been completed and two projects of DAM for water supply have been approved.

Terminal building of the airport will be completed by November 2015, and the road infrastructure will be completed in next 6 to 9 months.

Overall cost of the project has increased from initial estimated 37 billion rupees up to 90 billion rupees till the completion of this project. 81 billion rupees have been spent so far on the project.

Inquiry against those who caused delays in the project has been completed by FIA, and action will be taken against the responsible persons.

New Islamabad Airport will have the capacity of landing the largest Airplane – Airbus 380 and it will serve around 9 million passengers annually.

This update was published in Daily Jang on 4th September 2015, and a copy of the news is attached below:

New Islamabad Airport Update