Work on Faisal Avenue Underpass begins

Work on Faisal Avenue Underpass begins

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Retd. Brigadier Ijaz Shah on Thursday inaugurated the construction of an underpass on Faisal Avenue to link the G-7 and G-8 sectors.

The project will be completed in a year at the cost of Rs268.905 million. The plan to connect G-7 and G-8 and F-7 and F-8 was approved in 2014.

According to the capitals’ master plan, the CDA was also supposed to construct underpasses to connect all the residential areas but so far the only progress made has been the underpasses and bridges built on 7th Avenue connecting G-6 and G-7, and F-6 and F-7.

Faisal Avenue, which is one of the busiest roads in the city, has been facing traffic bottlenecks at its two u-turns, one near Zero Point and the other near Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) where the underpass is now being constructed.

Speaking on the occasion, the interior minister said that the project was detrimental to reduce the traffic load on Faisal Avenue and provide ease of access.

He said that with the increase in population and traffic load, such projects have become crucial to ensure a smooth flow of traffic in the capital.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on CDA Affairs MNA Ali Nawaz Awan said the PTI government was focusing all the stalled projects. He told that Burma Bridge project, which has been stalled for years, was in progress while development work in E-12 was about to begin.

 

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