RAWALPINDI: On Sunday, Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha visited the Rawalpindi Ring Road project site at Khasaleha Khurd to evaluate the project's development. During the briefing, Mr Chattha informed that the 38.3-kilometre-long Rawalpindi Ring Road would have five interchanges at Banth, Chak Beli Khan, Adiala Road, Chakri Road, and Thalian.
The project also calls for the building of a railroad bridge, five flyovers, and 21 small underpasses. It's important to note that construction had already started on a portion of the project close to Chakri Road where land was already in the district administration's ownership. Land acquisition, however, has not yet started for other segments.
Speaking to the group, Commissioner Chattha expressed his happiness with the project's quick advancement and promised that it would be finished in a year. He also disclosed plans for an industrial area along the Ring Road, emphasising the positive effects on the local economy and employment prospects that it would have.
The Commissioner emphasised the Rawalpindi Ring Road project's crucial significance for regional growth and how it will considerably improve public transport options. He also claimed that officers from the revenue department were working various shifts. An independent validation survey of the land was underway, according to a senior official from the district administration, and the acquisition of the land would go more quickly. It is anticipated that the provincial government will shortly release Rs. 4 billion for the project.
Additionally, the contractor has started work on a 10-kilometre stretch of land already under administrative authority. According to the caretaker province government's goal of finishing the project within a year, the divisional administration has asked the contractor to move the project forward.