Islamabad: The Chairman of Capital Development Authority (CDA) Captain (Rtd) Muhammad Usman visited the site of the Bhara Kahu Bypass Project. The Member engineering and director Rana Tariq briefed the chairman about the progress of the project and reported that more than 50pc the construction work on the project had been completed. The chairman directed the concerned quarters to complete the project as early as possible. The 5.6 km-long project includes a 4.6 Km road starting from Malpur up to Jugi Stop near the Punjab Cash and Carry and more than 1 Km flyover from Jugi Stop towards the end of the local bazaar towards Murree. The mega development project also has one interchange, a bridge, and three underpasses besides the more than one km flyover
Earlier in September last year, the incumbent PM Shahbaz Sharif, while inaugurating the project, had directed the civic body officials to complete the project by February this year. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Sunday stated that more than 50pc work on the Bhara Kahu bypass had been completed. Through the official twit, the civic body said, “Work on Bhara Kahu bypass is in full progress. More than 50 percent of the work is completed. This project will reduce traffic congestion and pollution and facilitate the tourists going towards Murree.”
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It is important to note that the 6.5 billion rupee bypass project begins at Malpur and passes Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) property. The university's 199 kanal land is said to be in the road's alignment according to the CDA, which has already offered the QAU 225 kanals in exchange. However, the project was dogged by controversy as the faculty of QAU filed a petition and won a stay order that lasted for around two months. The petition of the QAU faculty members was recently dismissed by the Islamabad High Court and the CDA has expedited the work on the project.