Peshawar: The KP government has announced that the tender for the construction of the 8.7-kilometer northern part of the Peshawar Ring Road will be issued next month. The 8.7-kilometer dual carriageway has six lanes and a service road. The project would also provide a bypass to the Afghan Transit and Trade and facilitate the daily commuters of the city. The project would greatly help minimize congestion on the roads by providing an alternate route to the users of the town. The Rs14.89 billion PC-I of the project was cleared by the Provincial Development Working Party in Nov 2021, while the CDWP approved it on March 25, 2022.
The KP Finance minister Taimur Saleem Jagra took to Twitter and noted, “ Another piece of good news for Peshawar, with a massive positive impact on traffic. The Peshawar Ring Road Missing Link from Warsak Road to Nasirbagh Road was approved by Ecnec at a revised cost of Rs16.6 billion. Peshawar Development Authority will now be able to tender the project within the next month”. They will also contain two flyovers at the Warsak Road intersection and another at the Regi-Palosi Road beside the construction of two bridges over canals and three bridges over nullahs. The construction of three underpasses is also included in the plane to ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the city.
The Peshawar Ring Road Project was conceived in the year 1987with a total length of 43 kilometers. The 23km Southern part of the road from Hayatabad to Charsadda in 1997, whereas the 5.4 km part of the ring road from Charsadda to Warsak Road was constructed in 2018 with the funding of the provincial government. Now the provincial government has decided to complete the 8.7km missing link (the southern section of the ring road). The government of KP has already provided Rs 2.8 billion for land acquisition while Rs 14.7 billion is required for the construction of the northern section.