The long-awaited IJP Road project was finally completed, marking a significant milestone for the Capital Development Authority (CDA). Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif attended the opening ceremony for the Colonel Sher Khan Shaheed Road project. To honor the national hero, the CDA board called the IJP Road Colonel Sher Khan Shaheed Road to honor Colonel Sher Khan's services to the nation's defense. The prime minister officially opened the 7th Avenue Interchange and laid the cornerstone for the 11th Avenue project. The expected cost of these projects is in the billions of rupees. The Colonel Sher Khan Shaheed Road project cost 4.9 billion rupees for its completion. While it cost 1.7 billion rupees to complete the 7th Avenue Interchange. The proposed 11th Avenue project will cost 3.9 billion rupees.
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A redesigning procedure will start when Colonel Sher Khan Shaheed Road is inaugurated to improve its features. Four protected U-turns and eight overhead bridges will be added as part of the redesign for increased safety. The IJP Road will be redesigned to alleviate its issues and enhance its infrastructure for commuting ease. As part of the redesigning process, the CDA Chairman emphasized the building of pedestrian bridges, service lanes, and dedicated lanes for bikes.
As per details, pedestrian bridges will be built near the NUTECH University, the Railway Carriage, Mandi Mor, and Katarian, and service lanes for motorcycles will also be built, providing safer and more effective transit options. The service lines to Islamabad are expected to cost around 700 million rupees. The CDA's programs are designed to upgrade the city's infrastructure and give inhabitants and commuters better facilities.