Rawalpindi: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has called a meeting in the coming week to take important decisions regarding the launch of the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project, a news source reported.
The meeting will be attended by Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Pakistan Education Foundation Chairman Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Member Punjab Assembly Haji Amjad Mehmood and other officials concerned.
PEF Chairman Abbasi has confirmed that development work on RRR will begin in the current fiscal year. In this regard, work on the technical process is being carried out, he added. The PEF chairman also said that the RRR project will be completed in two years.
Additionally, sources claim that negotiations for the issuance of funds for the project have also been concluded successfully. The 38-kilometre long dual carriageway will also have dedicated green areas and a monorail.
The project is estimated to cost PKR 12 billion, and is deemed vital, as it provides an alternate route to address traffic issues in the city. The RRR will help reroute heavy traffic heading to Peshawar via GT Road from entering Rawalpindi.