‘Ring Road will be a game changer for Rawalpindi’

Official says project was of utmost importance for regional uplift

Our Correspondent November 21, 2023


The Rawalpindi Ring Road project is of utmost importance for regional development as it will be a game changer for the people living in Rawalpindi and its suburbs. This was stated by Rawalpindi Division Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha on Sunday.

“The construction work on the Rawalpindi Ring Road project is in full swing, and the land required for the ring road has been handed over to the contractor for the construction work,” he said, adding that caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi conducted three visits during the last 25 days to review the project’s progress and inspect its groundwork.

The CM had directed the authorities concerned to accelerate the pace of work on the project. Giving necessary instructions to the district administration authorities and FWO officials, the CM also ordered that all-out efforts should be made for the early completion of the project, the commissioner said.

The chief minister also conducted an aerial inspection of the entire 38-kilometre route and observed the ongoing work.

The construction work on the Banth and Chak Beli interchanges of the Ring Road had also started, Chattha said.

The completion of the ring road would provide immense convenience to the citizens of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, he said. On the instructions of the chief minister, NESPAK also provided the necessary drawings related to the ring road project. Heavy machinery was also being used for the construction work of the six-lane Rawalpindi Ring Road, he said. The construction work for the subways, drainage channels, and different road sections had also started, he added.

The commissioner said an industrial zone would be set up in the surrounding area of Rawalpindi Ring Road. There would be a total of five interchanges on the Rawalpindi Ring Road at Banth, Chak Beli Khan, Adiala Road, Chakri Road, and Thalian. A railway bridge would also be constructed with five overpasses and 21 subways on the ring road, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2023.


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