Ring Road project likely to start next year.


RAWALPINDI -- Commissioner Rawalpindi Capt (Retd) Muhammad Mehmood has said that all the ongoing development projects in the district would be completed within stipulated time.

Talking to reporter, he said Ring Road would be a game changer project for Rawalpindi city and that the feasibility of the Ring Road project was in the final stage, PC-1 had been approved while the project would be initiated next year.

He said, "we want to establish industrial zones, education city, health city, commercial areas and housing projects along the Ring Road to avoid congestion in the city areas."

The commissioner said the Punjab government wanted to launch the project as soon as possible to boost business activities and end traffic congestion problem on roads.

Underpasses would also be constructed at Amar Chowk, Katchery Chowk, Marrir and Liaquat Bagh to mitigate the sufferings of the motorists, he added.

To another question, he said, "we have awarded a contract to a firm to prepare design and feasibility report of Nullah Lai project."

He said the project would start from Soan Bridge instead of Ammar Chowk in Chaklala to facilitate maximum population, adding the project would change fate of the citizens particularly living along the Lai Nullah as the...

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