Rawalpindi: The district administration of Rawalpindi has submitted the PC-1 of the signal-free Rawalpidi portion of Peshawer Road to the chairman of the Planning and Development Board Lahore. The Divisional Commissioner Nurul Amin Mengal said on Tuesday that efforts are being made to make the Pindi Portion of Peshawer Road from Koral Chowk to Motor Way Chowk signal free. He said that the Rs 10 billion project is expected to be included in the Annual Development Program 2022-23. The project will also include a flyover and four underpasses. The completion of the project will significantly reduce the woes and worries of the residents of the twin cities.
The commissioner while giving detail of the project told that the Flyover will be constructed at Ammar Chowk and four underpasses at GPO Chowk, GHQ Chowk, Qasim Market, and MH Chowk. It was informed by the commissioner that the design of the project has been prepared and it would reduce the travel time from Koral Chowk to Motorway Chowk from nearly one hour to only 10 minutes. He said that the project has been prepared to keep in mind the worries of the people as a large number of people travel on the Peshawar Road on a daily basis. He also informed that the government is planning to start a bus service on the same route that will be an affordable mode of transportation for the commuters.
It is pertinent to mention here that over the past few years the Rawalpindi administration has worked round the clock to mitigate the woes of the residents. The government has initiated mega development projects like the Rawalpindi Ring road project and Leh Expressway project which when completed would prove to be a new turn in the development of the city. The work on the Rawalpindi Ring Road has already been started. Ammar Chowk Project has been completed. Kucheri Chowk Project and Defense Chowk Projects are in pipeline. There are several ongoing projects of providing clean drinking water to the residents of the city. The completion of these projects would usher in a new era of development in Rawalpindi.