Rawalpindi: The Provincial Development Working Party recently decided to exclude the Ammar Shaheed Chowk remodeling project from the road-infrastructure development plan formed by the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), according to a news report. As per the publication, this decision was taken because the project currently falls under the jurisdiction of the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board.
The project was proposed 12 years ago to address the traffic issues in Rawalpindi and its design had been finalised last month. For all these years, the RDA had reportedly been working on the project design, assessments and feasibility study, as it was deemed indispensable for fixing traffic issues in the city.
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As per the studies conducted by the RDA, the project is estimated to cost PKR 788 million. In January, officials working on the venture proposed the construction of an underpass at Kacheri Chowk which would allow over 100,000 vehicles to use the route on a daily basis. In the same meeting, the RDA officials expressed their hope that work on the project would be initiated soon.