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Islamabad, Rawalpindi ‘Ring Road’ project tender to be issued next week

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar was informed that the international tender for the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Ring Road project had been prepared and it would be published in newspapers by next week.

The minister was briefed on the project by Commissioner Rawalpindi Muhammad Mehmood in a meeting held here to review progress of development work on the flagship project of the twin cities. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority (CDA) Ali Nawaz Awan and top officials of the planning ministry attended the meeting. 

Commissioner Rawalpindi informed the minister that the proposed length of the Ring Road was 64 kilometers long which would start from Rawat and pass through Motorway M2 and M3 and end at Sangjani point. The road would consist of six lanes and eight interchanges.

Briefing about the progress of Ring Road project, the commissioner said the feasibility study of the project had been completed and alignment had also been finalized.

The minister was further informed that the 65 kilometers road up to Sangjani had also been identified while the payment process for acquisition of land had also been started.

Appreciating the work done by Rawalpindi administration, Asad Umar said the project would be helpful in improving the traffic system in Rawalpindi city as the long-standing issues of traffic would be resolved. He said with this project the economic activities in the area would also speed up.

The minister directed to fix the timeline for project completion and further increase the pace of progress. He said once the timeline is fixed, there should be no delay in the given duration.