Asad Umar to inaugurate construction work on Margalla Road
ISLAMABAD: The Minister of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar, will begin construction work on the 35km Margalla motorway
Ali Nawaz Awan, special assistant to the prime minister (SAPM) at the Capital Development Authority (CDA), who will attend the ceremony, said that construction of the road will begin on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
The inauguration of the project was carried out by Prime Minister Imran Khan in April.
SAPM said the road will be built in two phases: from Sangjani to D-12 and from the edge of Constitution Avenue to Satra Meel, Murree Road, bypassing Bhara Kahu.
Sources said for the time being CDA was not interested in construction from D-12 to Constitution Avenue as it will use Khayaban-i-Iqbal as a link between both of them.
CDA has already awarded a contract to Frontier Works Organization (FWO).
“This road will bring great relief not only to Islamabad residents but to other areas as well,” the SAPM said, that the road is part of the Islamabad master plan prepared in 1960 but has been ignored by successive governments.
“We will build this main road, which will be useful for reducing the traffic load from other roads, especially the Srinagar road,”
Initially, the 35 km long Margalla Road, starting from G.T. Road near Sangjani was supposed to culminate at Bhara Kahu, but now the CDA has decided that it will bypass Bhara Kau and connect to Murree Road near Satra Meel.
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