PM Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday inaugurated the long-awaited flyover of the Rawal Dam Interchange Project and directed the CDA Chairman to complete the Bhara Kahu Bypass Project in four months. He also ordered the CDA chairman to make the Inter City Bus Service operational within a month. The construction of the Bhara Kahu Bypass will not only benefit the dwellers of Bhara Kahu and its surroundings but also minimize the woos of the tourists heading towards as well as the people living in Murree and Azad Kashmir. The PM said that the construction of the Bypass in four months is very much doable and that his team in Lahore had already undertaken such major projects at very short notice.
The Rawal Dam Project worth Rs 1150 million was initiated in 2019 and was to be completed by the end of 2021 within a period of two years. But the work was delayed and the contractor left the work half done. The CDA later on awarded the contract to FWO and under the direction of PM Shahbaz Sharif the flyover has been completed. The PM talking on the occasion appreciated the CDA’s chief, his team, and the FWO for completing the flyover project in record time. The PM said he was pleased to see the chairman of CDA having changed himself.
It is pertinent to mention here that Bhara Kahu was more essential and urgent than the Rawal Dam Project. Bhara Kahu Bypass is actually a part of the Margalla Road Project. Margallah road according to CDA’s master plan starts from Sangjani on G.T Road and after passing through Margalla Hills will end up on Murree Road near Satra Meel. The CDA has given the task of construction of the road to FWO as several defense installations also fall alongside the route of the proposed Margalla Road. The FWO is already working on the 1st portion of the Road from Sangjani to D-12. In the 2nd phase, the road would be linked to Khayaban –e-Iqbal near constitution avenue. The third and the last portion of the Margallah road starts from Quaid e Azam University to Satra meal of which the Bhara Kahu Bypass is the major part. The government as well as the civic agency is interested to complete the construction work on the last phase (BHara Kahu Bypass) as early as possible to curb the ever-increasing congestion on Murree road.