Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is expected to complete work on the 3.25-kilometre-long Diplomatic Enclave Road in two months, a news source reported on January 9.
Speaking with the media, a CDA official said that the authority has expedited work on the construction of a new road that will merge the Diplomatic Enclave with its extended area. He said that the road, which starts on Murree Road and takes an ‘L’ shape, will provide an alternative to Third Avenue, which passes through the old Diplomatic Enclave and its extended area.
The authority official added that to achieve this, the CDA has served notices to all the houses located on the proposed route to vacate the land, while demolition work on over 22 houses has already been completed. He also mentioned that following the completion of the road, traffic will be restricted on Third Avenue and all embassies working in various sectors of Islamabad will be asked to move to their designated areas in the diplomatic enclave for comprehensive security.
It is important to note that CDA launched the project in response to security concerns raised by the embassy of a friendly country located on Third Avenue. Upon completion, the new road will be open to all traffic, while access to Third Avenue will be restricted. The CDA has also noted that the construction of the new road will allow for more embassies and missions to be accommodated in the extended area.