ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is aiming to finish the Bhara Kahu bypass at the earliest as the work is in full swing, owing to traffic congestion for drivers.
On Tuesday, authorities informed sources during a visit to the project site that about 60% of the work had been completed.
The bypass road is a favorite project of the current federal administration, which has mandated that it be finished by February 10th, 2023.
Even though National Logistics Cell (NLC), a CDA contractor, is working nonstop, it appears that the massive project would not be able to achieve completion by the deadline.
Meanwhile, traffic congestion is being caused by the one-kilometer flyover project.
The sources say that after the completion of the project, the traffic issue in the flyover part would be rectified.
According to CDA spokesperson Syed Asif Raza Shah, there was no room available owing to the extensive construction along the road, when asked why an alternative space was not set up for the smooth flow of traffic in the flyover part.
Furthermore, as the base work on the road had been finished in a significant amount, it was observed that the interchange at the beginning point was receiving finishing touches while work was ongoing to complete its loops.
Similarly, a bridge connecting Kot Hatyal with the university side bypass route was also nearing completion because its base construction had been finished and 24 girders had been built, while all 3 underpasses have more than 70% of their construction completed.
Besides, Hanif Abbasi, the leader of the PML-N, and CDA Chairman Mohammad Usman, examined the project at the same time and walked through it from beginning to end.