PM Imran Khan laid the foundation of Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) at thalian, near Islamabad Lahore Motorway (M2) on Saturday (19th March).
This ring road project is to address the high traffic flow issues in the city which has been very congestive in the twin cities lately. This project of Rawalpindi Ring Road will resolve the traffic issue by being an alternative bypass to link Karachi Torkham Highway (N5) to Motorway (M2).
This Rawalpindi Ring Road will be 38.3 Kilometers long with a six-lane controlled access road starting from Baanth (N5) National Highway and it will further pass through Chakbeli Road, Adiala Road, and Chakri Road before merging into the Thalian M2 Motorway. This Road will be comprised of 5 interchanges, underpasses, bridges, and Toll plazas. The Total Estimated cost will be 33.7 Billion PKR comprises PKR 6.7 Billion for land acquisition and PKr 27 Billion for construction costs.
This Project will be developed by the Frontier works organization (FWO) along with Punjab Government and it will take an estimated 2 years to complete.
The main concern behind this project is to ease the traffic issue in the twin city by providing an alternative route for more efficient and Fast trade-related travel.