Islamabad: The Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) has taken serious notice of the poor condition of the Islamabad Expressway. The commuters of the twin cities, the chairman said, are facing serious problems owing to heavy traffic jams on a daily basis. The chairmen directed the engineering wing of the CDA urgently repair damaged portions of the Expressway. He also observed that the machinery should be deployed day and night to complete the task. The Chairman said that the broken side of the road near Korang Town might result in some serious accidents.
It is to be noted here that the CDA has already completed the work on the construction of the PWD Interchange but the main issue remains unsolved as the four-lane expressway suddenly transforms into a two-lane from Korang Bridge to PWD Interchange which creates a serious problem for the motorists that remain stuck in the heavy traffic jam for hours. Thousands of vehicles ply this highway every day. FWO was awarded the contract being the lowest bidder with 2.3 Rs billion to construct the 1.93 KM four-lane road on both sides and construction of service road along the PWD interchange. Out of four lanes two lanes would be constructed for heavy traffic and two flexible lanes for light traffic would be constructed.
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With the completion of expansion work on Korang to the PWD portion the main issue of the congestion would be resolved as this area is the main bottleneck and with its completion, the problem of the residents of the nearby housing societies like PWD, Korang Town, Pakistan Town, Media Town, and Bahria Town would be resolved. It is pertinent to mention here that the traffic jams on the Expressway increase during peak hours in morning and evening times as motorists use this main highway ply between their resides located housing societies. The Expressway is also undergoing expansion and rehabilitation work, up to Rawat. The newly appointed chairman of CDA is of the view that feedback from citizens was a must to address their problems.