Rawalpindi: The Punjab government has approved a work plan to commence with the construction of the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project, while preparation to officially launch the project are also in full swing, a news source reported. In addition, the plan to establish seven economic zones along the circular road route has been approved.
According to details, tender notice to invite applications from qualified firms will be floated by the end of June. As per the approved schedule, the project contract is expected to be awarded by the second week of July. Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar is expected to lay the project’s foundation stone.
The 64-kilometre long ring will begin near the Radio Pakistan Building on GT Road and end at Sangjani Interchange on the Islamabad-Lahore Motorway M-2. The 360ft-wide road will feature 10 interchanges. As per the approved plan, the government will move wholesale markets and bus stands from other parts of Rawalpindi and establish these facilities along the RRR route.
For the development of special economic zones, the government has reserved 10,380 acres of land, where it will establish a health zone, IT zone, technical education zone, heavy transport terminal zone, industrial zone, community and activity zone, a satellite town zone, and a theme park attraction.