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CDA initiates reconstruction work on Burma Bridge

July 22, 2019 • news

Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has initiated the reconstruction work on Burma Bridge, situated along the Lehtrar Road, a news source reported. The bridge had remained in a dilapidated condition for the past seven years and the commuters travelling from Islamabad Expressway to Tramari and Nilore areas had to face frequent traffic jams.

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The civic body said it had eliminated all hurdles impeding the project’s reconstruction, as well as fulfilled all the necessary legal requirements. The project is expected to be completed within a year’s timeframe.

Previously, the CDA had awarded the contract for the bridge’s reconstruction at a cost which was 3.97% lower than the total estimated expense; calculated at PKR 199 million. It also directed the officials concerned to ensure transparency and quality in the project’s execution; warning that it would not tolerate unnecessary delays on this front.

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The Burma Bridge will be 152 metres long and 11.5 metres wide. The bridge, after its completion, is expected to resolve traffic congestion issues, besides providing the commuters with a safe and easy route.