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Rawalpindi Ring Road Project Will Be Completed In Two Years

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The Chairman of Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has pronounced that the work on 38.3 kilometers long Ring Road project is expected to be completed in 2 years. The project is highly anticipated by the residents of the Twin Cities as it will significantly reduce commute times.

Tariq Mehmood Murtaza, Chairman RDA, also pointed out that PKR 22.8 billion has already been handed over to Frontier Works Organization (FWO). He also indicated that FWO was the lowest bidder for this mega project.

The Rawalpindi Ring Road contract has been granted to the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) by the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA). The contract is worth Rs. 22.8 billion and the road is planned to span over 38.3 kilometers from N-5 GT Road Rawat Banth Mor to Thalian Interchange. 

According to Chairman Tariq Mehmood Murtaza, the FWO proposed a bid that was Rs. 300 million short of the approximate cost of the project and turned out to be the lowest bidders.

This project has been on hold for the past 17 years. It was initiated by the former government and the Asian Investment Bank of China considered the project feasible and issued a loan. The National Highway Authority (NHA) has previously brought to light a few issues that could arise from this project such as increased traffic jams at Islamabad motorway toll plaza as well as the infrastructure being damaged from the wear and tear of 33,000 vehicles traveling from the road daily.

Officials have stated that work will commence on the Rawalpindi Ring Road project next month. Land acquisition has begun meanwhile for which the Punjab government has supplied Rs. 5.193 billion. The master plan for the ring road includes four interchanges on Adiala Road, Thalian, Banth-Chak Beli Khan Road, and Thalian as well as six lanes.

According to sources, a government construction agency is overlooking this project because the ring road is being developed in a sensitive area and the agency will ensure no third party is required for the completion.

It has been significantly emphasized that Ring Road Project is going to resolve the problem of traffic congestion in both Rawalpindi and Islamabad. This will also enhance the cities’ economic activities by offering employment opportunities to the people.

The decrease in the commute times will positively impact the citizens residing in newly developed housing societies. The housing societies are going to benefit the most from this project resulting in getting in more population and easing the pressure on city centers.   

This project is not new but it has been planned for 2 decades now and it has faced serious corruption allegations recently as well. It was until recently that Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for this project in March 2022.

Ring Road Project will ease the traffic by providing a bypass route from National Highway N-5 to Motorway M-2. This is a 38.3 kilometers long route that will originate at the National Highway N-5 at Baanth and will pass through Chak Beli Road, Chakri Road, and Adyala Road ending at Motorway M-2.

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