Expansion of I.J. Principal Road to ease flow of traffic: CDA

Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to upgrade the infrastructure of I.J. Principal Road. This upgrade will include expansion, rehabilitation and upgrade of the road. The I.J. Principal road was initially built for light traffic only.

Heavy traffic was put on I.J. Principal road in 2008. Since then the road condition has deteriorated due to movement of heavy traffic. Further the road bears the load of traffic between the twin cities and from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir. The number of accidents have increased due to the unplanned traffic load.

The Capital Development Authority will commence the upgradation work on an immediate basis. This includes extension in the road, rehabilitation, improvement, Grade Separation facilities and addition of a rigid pavement to cater to heavy traffic.

The CDA has issued instructions to process a PC-II of Rs.30 million for the hiring of a consultant. This is likely to get approved within ten days. The Finance Wing has been directed to make a token allocation of Rs.5 million in this regard. Soonest the consultant is hired a PC-I will be submitted for inclusion in PSDP allocation from the Federal Government.


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