Islamabad: According to news sources, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) immediately determined through a government company to start their work on the expansion on Islamabad Expressway Phase-I.
According to the sources, the Islamabad Expressway will be expanded two kilometers from Korang Bridge to G.T. Road. Phase-I will include a two-kilometer from Korang Bridge to PWD Interchange.
Traffic on this main artery has increased because of the growth of housing societies being one of the busiest roads in the city. According to the CDA officials, the portion was widened from the existing two to four lanes, half of the problems on the expressway will be solved. The CDA board is determined to award the contract of the expressway under Rule 42 of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules. It will help solve the problems faced by commuters on the Koral-Rawat section of the expressway.
The CDA official also stated that the interchange work has been completed and is open to the public. According to CDA officials of the engineering wing agency have granted PKR 2 billion for the project. They will get a 2-kilometer portion constructed on its own and for the remaining 7-kilometer up to G.T. Road, the agency will request the federal government for funds under the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP).
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