Update (Jan 19, 2020): The Capital Development Authority (CDA) plans to work on low cost traffic management projects in the capital city. These projects will help ease traffic congestion in Islamabad during peak hours. Work on 7th Avenue and Serena Chowk will begin in the first phase of the development.
Recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Islamabad, the administrative capital of Pakistan, enjoys a masterfully planned infrastructure. The city’s charm is doubled by the presence of many iconic government buildings. Islamabad is administered by the Capital Development Authority (CDA), which is not only responsible for maintaining housing facilities in the capital but also for improving them. In this blog, we’ll talk about all the latest infrastructure developments in Islamabad and how they are going to benefit the residents of the capital.
Some of the Most Significant Infrastructure Developments in Islamabad
From the advancement of public transportation to creating a state-of-the-art road safety system, here are some of the latest infrastructure projects in Islamabad.
- Bus Rapid Transit System (Metro Bus Islamabad)
- Safe City Project
- Development of Five New Interchanges in Islamabad
Note: The infrastructure developments in Islamabad that we are about to discuss in the blog are also positively impacting the real estate value of the capital territory, according to the H1 2019 Property Market Report of the twin cities.
Bus Rapid Transit System (Metro Bus Islamabad)
Stretching 22.5 kilometres, Metro Bus Islamabad runs between the twin cities. It provides a safe, comfortable and reliable commute to the residents of both Rawalpindi and Islamabad. This Bus Rapid Transit System is based on two routes: one route connects Rawalpindi’s Saddar area to Pak Secretariat while the other runs between Peshawar Morr and Islamabad’s newly constructed International Airport.
The whole system of Metro Bus Islamabad is managed by the Punjab Metro Bus Authority (PBMA). It is the same authority that administers Metro Bus Lahore and Metro Bus Multan. Counted among the most advanced infrastructure projects in Islamabad, the Bus Rapid Transit System in Islamabad is based on a fleet of a total number of 68 buses, out of which 60 vehicles are in use while the rest have been kept in spare. The daily operations of this public transport system start as early as 6.15 am and runs till 10 pm at night. The fare of a metro bus ride in Islamabad starts from PKR 30 only, making it one of the most budget-friendly modes of transportation in the capital territory. If you are interested in knowing more about the Bus Rapid Transit System in the capital, then you can read our complete overview of the Islamabad’s Metro Bus system.
Safe City Project
Safe City Project is one of the most prominent infrastructure projects in Islamabad that was introduced back in 2010 to effectively manage the traffic system as well as to keep a check on all the unlawful activities happening on the streets. Under this initiative, around 1,900 CCTV cameras have been installed across the capital including the main entry and exit points of all the major expressways.
The project is administered by the Islamabad Police with the help of a state-of-the-art Command and Control centre. To enhance the effectiveness of the Capital Safe City Project technologies like Intelligent Video Surveillance and Vehicle Management System, Automatic Number Plate Recognition System and drone cameras have also been made a part of this initiative.
Development of Five New Interchanges In Islamabad
According to a recent development, CDA has decided to add five new interchanges to the network of roads in the city. Purposed to ensure the smooth flow of the traffic, the five new interchanges in Islamabad are going to be constructed at different avenues including the 7th Avenue (Kashmir Highway), 10th Avenue (Kashmir Highway), 11th Avenue (Kashmir Highway) and 12th Avenue (Kashmir Highway) and one interchange at 9th Avenue (Khayaban-e-Iqbal). The construction of these interchanges will result in the emergence of a signal-free corridor, connecting the north end with the south end of the city without any interruption, making it one of the latest infrastructure developments in Islamabad that holds great significance for the commuters.
Now that we’ve given you a comprehensive overview of the latest infrastructure developments in Islamabad, it’s time for us to wrap up this blog. Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your queries and suggestions. We’d be more than happy to hear from you.
On a side note, if you have plans to move to the capital city as a renter, then you can read our blog on the top three localities for renting a house in Islamabad. Meanwhile, if you’re an investor, you can take a look at some new property developments like Bahria Town Islamabad, Capital Smart City and Top City-1 Rawalpindi if you are in search of some bankable investment opportunities in the twin cities.
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