Rawalpindi Commissioner and Project Director Ring Road Rawalpindi Noorul Amin Mengal inaugurated the construction work of Ring Road Rawalpindi on Saturday at Baanth being executed by the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO).
The people living in different villages near Baanth met the commissioner who directed officials concerned that a fair and expeditious payment should be made for the land and practices under the scheme.
The commissioner also instructed Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Director Land and Land Acquisition Collector (LAC) to submit a report on these issues on Monday (tomorrow).
He suggested to the FWO officials to immediately set up their camp office at Baanth, so that this work could be completed as soon as possible.
RDA Chief Engineer Dr Habibul Haq Randhawa gave a detailed presentation on Ring Road Rawalpindi project. He said the length of this project will be 8,992 kanals (38.3 km).
The government of Punjab had approved the project’s cost of Rs33694.43 million, he said, adding that the project’s Land Acquisition cost will be Rs6724.73 million and the project’s construction cost will be Rs26969.70 million.
The chief engineer said the design speed will be 120 kph with six lanes dividing the carriageway as three-lane either way whereas five interchanges will be developed at national highway (N-5) at Baanth and crossing through Chakbeli Road, Adiala Road, Chakri Road and terminating at the motorway (M-2) at Thallian Interchange.
The Ring Road Rawalpindi would cater to the traffic issues by providing an alternative bypass by connecting N-5 with M-2, he added.
RDA officers, Col. Muhammad Irfan in charge of FWO team and other officers were also present on the occasion.