ISLAMABAD: Margalla Avenue is expected to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif by the end of this month. According to sources inside the Capital Development Authority (CDA), more than 90% of the project's work has already been completed and the final touches are being made to the road. Therefore, the completion is expected within a week. A CDA official stated that the process will be completed in a week and that asphalt had also been laid. , According to PC- I, the 10.4-kilometer-long road from GT Road to D-12, which is being built at a cost of Rs 2 billion, was supposed to be finished in June last year. The road had only two lanes at first, but the scope of the work was later expanded to include three lanes on each side. Therefore, the contractor was, therefore, given a six-month extended period to complete the task which ended on December 30.
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The stretch of Margalla Road runs from Grand Trunk (GT) Road to D-12, where it will be connected to Khayaban-i-Iqbal after an interchange and a minor section of 11th Avenue have been built. The CDA recently also began building the road from D-12 to Khayaban-i-Iqbal in order to connect Margalla Avenue with other municipal roadways. Beginning at D-12, the CDA began construction of the 5.5 km-long roads that would connect Khyaban-i-Iqbal to E-11 and 11th Avenue. The project, which costs about Rs3.9 billion and includes an interchange in E-11 as well as five culverts, is intended to be finished in six months. The CDA issued work orders for the project on December 21. After it is finished, Margalla Avenue will serve as a direct route for traffic to and from GT Road. When Margalla Avenue is completed, according to CDA officials, traffic pressure on Srinagar Highway would be significantly reduced.