Rawalpindi: The Punjab Planning and Development Department has approved the PC-I – worth PKR 6.7 billion – for the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project’s land acquisition effort, according to a news source published on August 8.
Reportedly, the land acquisition was approved for the project’s Package–I. The total cost of the project is PKR 52 billion and is said to take over two years to complete. However, it is revealed that the work on the land acquisition – 14,600 kanals to be acquired in 27 villages – will initiate after Muharram.
Commissioner Rawalpindi Captain (retired) Mohammad Mehmood said that the land acquisition will soon be initiated under the Section 6, Land Revenue Act. The project will start from Radio Pakistan, Rawat at Grand Trunk (GT) Road to ‘motorway from Islamabad to Lahore near the New Airport’.
Moreover, he said that the project will also link the Islamabad Margalla Road (via Sangjani) with the speed limit set at 120 kilometres per hour for the six-lane road. The commissioner opined that the ring road will facilitate the transportation sector and ease the traffic woes in the area. He added that the local and regional economic activities – like hospitals, colleges and new housing schemes – will be launched as part of this project.