RAWALPINDI: In a significant move to address traffic congestion, the Punjab government has decided to abandon the Rs. 6.4 billion Kutchery Chowk remodeling project.
Instead, the government will prioritize road widening efforts aimed at improving traffic flow in the area.
A senior official from the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has confirmed that the agency has been directed to promptly develop a new plan.
To ensure a comprehensive road expansion proposal, the RDA has sought assistance from NESPAK, a leading engineering consultancy firm.
The total cost of the project will be determined shortly, allowing for the timely initiation of construction.
It is worth noting that the Kutchery Chowk remodeling project was initially conceived as a solution to alleviate traffic congestion in the central square of the city.
With an estimated daily traffic volume of approximately 131,500 vehicles, the project aimed to facilitate smoother movement and reduce bottlenecks.
Commissioner Chattha underscored the urgent need for a well-defined plan, as the area continues to experience a steady increase in traffic volume.