RAWALPINDI: Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha on Sunday visited the Rawalpindi Ring Road on Khasaleha Khurd to review the work speed for the Ring Road project.

During the briefing, Mr Chattha was informed that the length of the Rawalpindi Ring Road was 38.3km and the road would have five interchanges at Banth, Chak Beli Khan, Adiala Road, Chakri Road and Thalian.

A railway bridge will also be constructed along with five flyovers and 21 small underpasses.

It may be mentioned here that work on the project had started on a section of an area near Chakri Road where land was already in the possession of the district administration, while land acquisition for other parts has not been started as yet.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Chattha said work on Rawalpindi Ring Road was going on rapidly, so the project would be completed in one year.

Also, the industrial zone will also be established along the Ring Road.

“The establishment of the industrial zone will provide economic development and employment opportunities at the regional level,” he added.

He further said the Rawalpindi Ring Road project would improve travel facilities for the public and it was of utmost importance for regional development. Moreover, it will be a game changer for the people living in Rawalpindi and the revenue department officers will be present here in different shifts.

Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Director General Saif Anwar Jappa, Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and Nespak representatives as well as officials from other departments were also present.

A senior official of the district administration said the independent validation survey of the land would be conducted and the acquisition would be completed soon.

He further said the provincial government would soon release Rs4 billion for the project and work had been started by the contractor on a 10km area, which is already in the possession of the administration.

The divisional administration has asked the contractor to speed up work on the project as the caretaker provincial government wanted it to be completed in a year.

Published in Dawn, October 9th, 2023

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