FDA announces Faisalabad Ring Road project worth Rs 400bn

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FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) has announced an 80km long Faisalabad Ring Road project worth Rs400 billion, which has been proposed under public-private partnership.

The details of the project were discussed in a meeting held by Director General FDA Suhail Khawaja with the Punjab Urban Experts, to develop the city by launching various mega projects across the city.

The proposed project will comprise six lanes that will be linked with the two motorways around Faisalabad, which will be opened for high-speeding traffic. Apart from establishing special controlled points for entry and exit the mega project will include petrol pumps, service areas, and weigh stations, secured by a tasked authority overseeing the security of the road.

Besides reducing the travel time to Sargodha, Jhang, Okara, TT Singh and Sahiwal districts through the ring road, various economic zones that include textile, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, agriculture foundries and other zones will also be established around the ring road, further uplifting and developing the city.

The DG also discussed the possibility of constructing an international airport near the ring road and a technopark establishment in the city in the future.

In this regard, the Punjab Urban Unit team was asked for technical and vocational expertise for the feasibility of the mega projects including the ring road, Techno Park and other development schemes.

The attendees included Local Economic Development Consultant Zia Banday, urban economist/senior specialist Dr Ghulam Mohiyuddin, senior research analyst Husnain Ijaz, Additional Director General Amir Aziz, Chief Engineer Shahid Mehmood, Director Estate Management Junaid Manj, Director Town Planning Mehr Ayub, Deputy Director Admin Yasir Ejaz Chatha and other officials.

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