Rawalpindi: The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and National Logistic Cell (NLC) will participate in the bidding process for the much-needed Remodeling of the Kucthery Chowk Project. The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) had written to four construction companies to participate in the bidding of the project. These four firms included FWO, NLC, Railcop, and NC. However, Railcop informed RDA that it had no experience in working on more than Rs6 billion projects while the NC did not respond to the offer of the RDA.
Earlier, the new design of Rawalpindi Kucherry Chowk had been approved by the provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) in order to minimize public worries on the main junction of the city. The 6.422 billion revised remodelling project would be completed in two years and will provide an easy way to 131,500 vehicles per day. Earlier the cost of the project was 4.87bn with a daily transportation capacity of 100,000 vehicles. In the new design, a flyover will also be constructed to cater to the traffic from the Rawat side. The Y-shaped flyover would cater to the traffic from Rawat to Saddar, Saddar to Rawat, and Marrir Chowk to Rawat.
The RDA chief engineer said that earlier the Kutchery chowk project had been approved with the design having a two-level underpass but after the detailed discussion the design was slightly amended into a ‘Y’ shaped flyover along with an underpass which is in accordance with the security needs of the route. The remodelling of the Kutchery Chowk would help a great deal in minimizing the woes and worries of the daily commuters of the twin cities.