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.
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.
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.