Rawalpindi: The revenue department has announced that it has identified land for the development of a 40-kilometre chunk of the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) route and that the survey for the remaining 26 kilometres will soon be conducted, according to news source published on January 1.
This information was revealed during a meeting held under the chair of Rawalpindi Commissioner Captain (retired) Muhammad Mehmood. The said meeting was also attended by multiple high ranking officials and city administrators.
Reportedly, the total length of the road from Rawat to Sangjani is 66 kilometres. Moreover, the commissioner revealed that the alternative design of the Radio Pakistan Interchange was being prepared to avoid relocation of Radio Pakistan’s towers near Rawat – as the cost of this relocation will be quite substantial.
It was also revealed that Sangjani Interchange will be completed in three phases and cost estimates for land acquisition and construction for all these phases have been completed.
Commissioner Mehmood also said that the economic zones to be established alongside the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) were important as they will help move the industries from densely populated areas of the city. He further stated that the truck depots were being shifted to the new road to reduce traffic load on main city arteries.