Rawalpindi Ring Road project will likely see yet another delay as a result of the authorities’ decision to realign the already-stalled road project.
A media report stated, citing ‘sources’, that the Punjab Planning and Development (P&D) has decided to work with an international consultancy firm to finish the project’s readjustment.
It bears mentioning that the project has been on hold for 15 years. The National Highway Authority (NHA) had previously objected to its design and traffic control.
Sources add that the relevant authorities have begun making efforts to change the route’s layout by building a connection road from Fateh Jhang to Sangjani. According to sources cited in reports:
It has been decided to hire an international firm to alter the alignment and design of the Rawalpindi Ring Road.
Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) had previously given a contract to Frontier Works Organization (FWO) for the construction of a 38.3-kilometer-long Rawalpindi Ring Road from Rawat to Thalian for Rs. 22.8 billion.
Sources stated that international bidding for a third-party appraisal will begin soon. They added that the project’s construction will begin after its realignment.
The government still hasn’t shared a completion deadline for the ring road project. However, due to the realignment efforts, the project will likely be delayed further.
Shame Shame Shame…Residents of Rawalpindi are waiting for this project since two decades…
2 decades for a measly piece of highway. yehi kaam 1-2 years mein hojana chahiye in any developed country. Nalaik offices, nalaik contractors and nalaik hukamran. Bus tax par tax collect kartey jayen aur kharch karney ka saleeqa nahin
It was a banefit for all societies to get an excess ring road from rawat to sanjani so I would recommend the project should be there for the peoples not for selected persons for there selected areas
The old goons, due to whom, the ring road ended up being a mishmash, are back in the business. The link roads, especially one for Sangjani, rings a church bell. Tons of poor people of this country’s money will be dolled out in the name of consultancy and result will be the same – making the filthy rich more rich. Long live Mian Saheb and his worth PSO.