Rawalpindi: The Punjab government has announced its decision to make revisions to the route-design plan of the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project; suggesting a reduction in the previously proposed length of the road network. Further, the executive has proposed setting up economic zones around the initiative’s eight interchanges for the purpose of boosting the local economy.
As per details, the authorities concerned would reduce the length of the road from 54 kilometres (kms) to 35km. According to the new design plan, the RRR will now begin from the Radio Pakistan building on the GT Road. Previously, the plan was to start it from Banth on the same road. Also, the RRR will now end near a site of a private housing scheme.
The new plan for the RRR also includes the construction of 8-km-long and 12-km-long link roads from Rawat and Tarnol, respectively. The National Highway Authority (NHA) will construct the link road from Tarnol.
The government will invest the cost saved as a result of these changes in the acquisition of land for the prospective economic zones. Meanwhile, the Zeeruk Private Limited Company is currently in the process of preparing the feasibility study report of the project.