Rawalpindi: The authorities concerned have shared the timeline for issuing the tenders, working letter, and project completion date for the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project, a news source reported. To this effect, the said officials have stated that they would publicise tenders for the project’s construction between June 1 and June 30; while the time frame for the issuance of the working letter for commencing construction has been set between July 1 and July 10.
According to details, the RRR project is expected to achieve completion status in July 2023. Further, the authorities concerned have announced their decision to extend the length of the RRR from 38 kilometres to 64 kilometres, in addition to declaring the width of the road to be 360 feet.
Additional features planned for the project include:
- 10 interchanges
- A new city in the project’s vicinity
- Two industrial zones
- Land allotted to special health zone for the construction of state-of-the-art hospital
- Establishment of three satellite towns for setting up new cities
- Allotment of land for education zone, European-standards recreational avenues, and community activities
- Land allotment for construction of parking terminal for heavy vehicles
According to the revised plan shared for the RRR project, the road would now begin from the Radio Pakistan Office and end at the Sangjani Motorway. Meanwhile, the Islamabad Ring Road would begin from Bhara Kahu and end at Sangjani via the Margalla Hills. From Bhara Kahu, the Islamabad Ring Road would also connect with Kallar Syedan.
Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Chairman Tariq Murtaza revealed that as soon as the construction of the RRR begins, they would also commence with the work on transferring the vegetable markets and goods transport service to the vicinity of the project.