ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that the Ring Road project will be very helpful in improving the traffic system within the city of Rawalpindi.
The traffic problems of the citizens will be solved and economic activities in the area will be accelerated. The timeline of the project should be fixed soon and the matters should be taken forward expeditiously. Rawalpindi Muhammad Mahmood briefed Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on the progress of ongoing development works on the twin cities flagship project Ring Road.
The meeting was attended by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for CDA Ali Nawaz Awan and senior officials of the Ministry of Planning. In a briefing in Islamabad, Commissioner Rawalpindi Muhammad Mahmood told the Federal Minister that the proposed length of the ring road is 64 km which will start from Rawat and then M-2 and M-1 to connect Islamabad. This road will cross N-5 and end at Sangjani. This road will have six lanes and eight interchanges. Talking about the current progress of Ring Road project, Commissioner Rawalpindi said that Ring Road The feasibility study of the project has been completed, the alignment has been finalized,
The proposal of Public Private Authority has also been approved by the Punjab Public Private Authority, 65 km has been demarcated up to Sangjani, payment of compensation for acquisition of land has also started, from various departments for construction of road. Necessary permits have been issued, an international tender is ready and will be published in the newspapers next week. Federal Minister Asad Umar appreciated the work of the Rawalpindi administration regarding the progress and said.