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Punjab Govt Shifts Strategy for Kutchery Chowk Remodeling Project

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.

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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.

Source: DAWN

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  1. The major cause of this turmoil is PARKING OF VEHICLES BY THE LAWYERS PRACTICING THEIR BUSINESS IN KATCHERY ALONG WITH THEIR CLIENTS. SECONDLY THE LAWYERS HAVE CONSTRUCTED A FOUR STOREY PLAZA IN THE MIDDLE OF MALL ROAD ON ITS THREE LANES AT THAT POINT THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD IS REDUCED TO JUST TWO LANES . IN THE PLAZA ALL SORTS OF COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ARE GOING ON INCLUDING A BUSY HABIB BANK BRANCH. ISN’T THIS A MATTER OF SHAME FOR JUDGES IN HIGH COURT JUDGES WHO HAD BEEN PRACTICING IN PINDI KATCHERY . DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION IS SCARED OF LAWYERS MAFIA KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT . IT’S THE PUBLIC AT LARGE WHICH SUFFERS . CANT MR BUNDIAL TAKE ACTION IN THIS CASE SINCE IT EFFECTS PEOPLE DIRECTLY . THANKS

    1. Yes stop the parking outside ketchery on GT Road of all sorts of car even taxi or bikea as they stop the flow and yes that plaza must be converted into parking plaza

  2. actually they are corruption practices . there is no need to brider the road and rebuild bridge . The need is to shift kachRi or build plaza for parking along with kachehru and deploy the Sargent for fast flow for traffic.

  3. Ever increasing volume of traffic only solution is to build flyover intersection, widening the roads is a short term & stupid proposition by ignorant decision maker officials. Murrer chouk is a clear example of this ill-conceived project.

  4. Pakistan is a collection of buffoons, Punjab and Rwp administration included. A huge amount is wasted in hiring consultants, project shelved and circus of hiring of consultants commences. The solution is a flyover by removing properties coming in the way, adopting carrot and stick policy. A firm resolve is required in the interest of the hapless populace of the city.

  5. The best option is to construct the fly over /underpass for traffic from Mall road to GT road and old airport road
    As far as Lawyers and their client Veh are concerned should be handled strictly. One question is always their when this area is very busy why more and more joditional complex has been erected?

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