Islamabad: As per the latest news, the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) mobilized its machinery on Tuesday to begin work on the construction of Margalla Road, which Prime Minister Imran Khan broke ground on last month.
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) hired FWO for the project after it was approved by the federal cabinet. FWO had mobilized its machinery, according to CDA authorities, and was ready to begin construction work in Sangjani.
The CDA had called tenders costing Rs970 million for the 10 km section of road between Sangjani to Shah Allah Ditta, D-12, a few months ago. However, the civic agency later canceled the proposals and decided to have the project completed by the FWO through a single tender.
The federal cabinet agreed to the CDA board’s request that the civic agency engage the FWO because multiple defense installations are located along the proposed road alignment.
The 35-kilometer Margalla Road was built as part of Islamabad’s master plan. It begins at Sangjani on GT Road and ends at Bhara Kahu. The civic agency, on the other hand, has opted to carry out the project in two stages. Construction of the road from Sangjani to D-12, then from the border of Constitution Avenue to Satra Meel after bypassing Bhara Kahu, is the first phase.