Rawalpindi: The authorities concerned have declared the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project to be an ‘Economic Corridor’ and increased the number of zones planned along the route to 10; in addition to revealing the project’s final route after finalising the location of the facilities proposed for the said infrastructure initiative, a news source reported.
As per the details shared, the RRR will feature three residential zones – one each near the planned interchanges on Sangjani, Adiala, and Chakri Road – as well as two dry ports close to the road’s starting point near the Radio Pakistan Building on GT Road, Rawat. The RRR’s Chak Beli Interchange will feature a hospital, while an expo centre will be constructed near the Islamabad International Airport. The site identified for the construction of a theme park lies between the Chakri and Morat Interchange on the route.
Moreover, the 65.5-kilometre-long ring road will feature six lanes and eight interchanges. The road’s starting point near Rawat will feature a wholesale fruits and vegetable market, bus stands, and terminals for goods transport.