ISLAMABAD: Before beginning construction on Margalla Road, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Frontier Works Organization (FWO) conducted a joint survey.

The FWO recently transported its machinery to the project site in Sangjani; however, formal work cannot begin until both the CDA and the FWO complete a joint survey, which is expected to take a week.

“After the survey is completed, the construction work will begin,” stated a CDA engineer.

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He explained that the joint survey, which is a technical task, is a necessary component of the construction process since “formal work cannot be started without joint survey, which includes measurement and road alignment adjustment,” the engineer stated.

The collaborative survey is being carried out by workers from the land survey department, engineering wing, and FWO’s teams, according to CDA authorities, and will be concluded in 10 days.

CDA has previously invited tenders worth Rs970 million for the 10-kilometer Margalla Road between Sangjani and Shah Allah Ditta.

However, after receiving clearance from the federal cabinet, the CDA stopped the tendering procedure and decided to have the project completed through FWO on a single tender basis.

The CDA has also decided to broaden the scope of the project, and the Margalla Road will now be built from G.T. Road Sangjani to Satra Meel Murree Road, bypassing Bhara Kahu.

The 35-kilometer Margalla Road was built as part of Islamabad’s master plan. It begins at Sangjani on G.T. Road and ends at Bhara Kahu. The civic agency, on the other hand, has opted to carry out the project in two stages.

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