Islamabad: As per the latest news report, progress on the Rawal Dam Interchange project has been slow since utility service lines are yet to be relocated from the site.

The project, which was first started in July of last year, was put on hold for a few months before resuming in October. The Rs1.1 billion project is expected to be completed in two years.

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A CDA official stated that “The shifting of utility service lines is in progress, hopefully, it will be completed soon and then people will see progress again, as currently we are focusing on the construction of piles and girders.”

“We are focusing on completing it within 18 months and so far, 10 to 15pc of the work has been completed,” he said, adding that the project will be finished ahead of schedule.

The interchange is being built at the junction of Murree Road, Club Road, and Park Road. Commuters will benefit from the project once it is completed, according to CDA officials, because traffic jamming on this stretch of Murree Road has become routine.

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Officials with the CDA said that in the coming months, the authority will begin a separate project to beautify the Rawal Dam interchange by constructing a hanging arch-styled bridge with lighting.

Aside from that, work on the P.W.D underpass and the extension of the Korang bridge is underway, and according to CDA officials, will be completed this year.

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