ISLAMABAD: Abolition of signals at I-8 intersection, together with widening of the road from Zero Point to Faizabad have to some extent lessened the woes of hundreds of motorists who otherwise were weary of traffic jams at this very junction on regular basis.
Newly-carpeted road with two additional lanes and a signal-free ride have reduced at least 7 to 10 minutes of drive for those who travel between cities daily.
Previously, long queues of vehicles were witnessed at I-8 intersection particularly during office and school hours but the situation has now changed dramatically.
Everything is in perfect shape here except the interchange which is also underway.
Being established at a cost of Rs21.814 billion, Islamabad Signal-free Corridor would be executed in three phases. In the second phase existing five lanes of 8.5 km road, from Faizabad to Koral Chowk, would be rehabilitated.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2016.
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