Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has launched all-out efforts for early completion of the Bhara Kahu Bypass project, news sources reported on August 29. CDA Chairman (retired) Capt Mohammad Usman has formed special teams for the monitoring and early completion of the project.
According to reports, the chairman met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who directed the CDA administration to make every effort to complete the project within the next four months. The chairman informed the premier that the authorities had begun a topographic survey of the route, which would be complete in the coming days. After completing the survey, the CDA will complete the bypass engineering design before finalizing Project Concept-I (PC-I).
A CDA spokesperson told the media that PM Shehbaz Sharif is personally supervising the project. The authority has already partnered with Frontier Work Organisation (FWO), and formal construction work is scheduled to begin in the second week of September.
It is important to note that the PKR 5 billion project is one of the city’s main road infrastructure development projects. According to its PC-I, the bypass would be five kilometres long, including a one-kilometre-long elevated road (flyover), with two interchanges, one at the beginning and one at the end.
The route will begin from Murree Road at the Quaid-i-Azam University stop, travel along Kayani Road, and return to Murree Road near the Jugi stop. Thereafter, it will feature a one-kilometre-long flyover that will end at the end of Bhara Kahu.