Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to construct a bridge and an underpass on the Islamabad Expressway, a news source reported. The decision comes as an alternative option following a lack of funds for widening the expressway.
According to sources, CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed held a meeting with engineers to discuss the matter. He pitched the idea for building the Korang Bridge and an underpass near the PWD stop. These measures are expected to offer relief to the citizens facing traffic hassles on a daily basis.
The meeting’s participants also discussed the matter of widening the seven-kilometre stretch from Koral to Naval Anchorage.
Sources report that the meeting concluded that the government would sanction the release of funds for the project worth PKR 450 million in the next fiscal year, and that CDA will provide an additional PKR 450 million to PKR 600 million for the construction of the bridge and underpass. The partial widening and repairs on a portion of this road will also be included in this project.
CDA spokesperson Syed Safdar Ali stated that they want to begin with the construction of the bridge and underpass to ensure relief to the public. He added that CDA will carry out the complete widening of the expressway at a later stage.