ISLAMABAD: The construction work on Pakistan’s 10th Avenue is progressing at a sluggish pace, with insiders revealing that it is unlikely that the project will meet its 18-month completion deadline.
As per the details, the project, which began in March last year, is showing less than 15% progress, with only 12 out of 18 months remaining.
The project, funded by the federal government and executed by the Capital Development Authority (CDA), was scheduled to cost Rs10.2 billion.
It has also been disclosed that, if the current pace of the work continues, it may take several years to complete the project.
The CDA officer stated that the agency has been in contact with the government regarding the project’s funding and hopes to see funds released in April.
However, in the budget for the fiscal year 22-23, the federal government only allocated Rs350 million for the project, and only Rs70 million have been issued in the first two quarters.
Moreover, the National Logistics Cell (NLC) is the project’s contractor, and they recently requested funding from the CDA for the project’s smooth continuation.
The CDA has yet to take serious action regarding Rimsha Colony, a slum area near H-9, which falls in the project’s alignment. The slum has approximately 1,400 houses, and it is uncertain what steps the CDA will take to address this issue.
It is important to note that the project has two phases, with the current phase constructing a 5-kilometre road from Katarian Bridge on I.J.P Road to Srinagar Highway near the intersection of G-9 and G-10.
The second phase will construct the road from Srinagar Highway to Margalla Road.
The construction project’s slow pace has the potential to harm Islamabad’s infrastructure development, particularly given the project’s importance in connecting the city’s main areas.
As the construction continues to move slowly, it remains to be seen whether the CDA and the government will be able to take the necessary steps to ensure the project’s completion within the given timeline.
Apart from this, there’s another issue we would like to raise. We are not sure if this is right platform but it may well serve the purpose to concerning person.
The U-turn om IJP road; the one we have now at the junction of i-10 and Khayaban. This U-turn is causing lot traffic jam as its the only way for fhe residents of i-10 and Khayaban to cross between them. Due to heavh traffic load and route this junction is painful to the commuters. Let this reach to the concerned and we humbly request them to visit thjs junction especially in morning around 8:30 or in evening anytime between 5-8 pm.
A concerned citizen of Pakistan.
Konsi aag lagi hai,, mazy mazy sy kaam karty rahein,, kabhi tou complete ho he jaay ga,