Kashmir Highway mess

Published: December 1, 2013
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ISLAMABAD: The Kashmir Highway development project was initiated in February 2012 by the Capital Development Authority (CDA). The length of this project was 11 kilometres. Initially, the date of its completion was February 2013 but later, the project was expanded to connect the Kashmir Highway with the new airport. These days, work on the highway is almost negligible. The original cost of the project was estimated at Rs2.191 billion but due to delays, it has now increased to Rs4.6 billion. At the writing of this letter, a mere 32 per cent of the project has been completed.

Because of this mess,people of Islamabad face huge traffic jams on a daily basis. I urge the government to resume work on the said project immediately, so that the hard-earned taxpayers’ money, as well as their time, is saved.

Aleem ur Rehman

Published in The Express Tribune, December 2nd, 2013.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • G. Din
    Dec 2, 2013 - 12:44AM

    A highway 11 Km long? Strange, that is a wee bit less than 7 miles. Something wrong here! But everything connected with Kashmir throws off Pakistanis!

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  • Abdul Wadood
    Jan 10, 2014 - 10:32AM

    Yes! Kashmir highway’s length initially was 11 km according to CDA’s record. But latter on it was extended to connect with new airport.

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