Rawalpindi: According to press reports, Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Chairman Tariq Mahmood Murtaza declared on Tuesday (November 02) that the Ammar Chowk will be open for traffic by the end of December 2021. The PKR 1.3 billion initiative aims to alleviate the city’s increasing traffic congestion issues.
The project was originally anticipated to cost PKR 754 million, but the cost was increased due to design revisions, pricey construction materials, and technological modifications, according to the chairman.
The project’s revised design involves the building of twin underpasses, the undergrounding of High Tension (H.T) and Low Tension (L.T) cables, and the addition of a new service line and reinforced earth panel, as approved in Project Concept-1 (PC-1). Steps have also been taken to clean up and green the surrounding area.
The project is one of four mega-projects for the cantonment city announced by the Punjab government. The construction of Kutcherry Chowk, Defence Chowk, and the Nullah Leh Expressway are the other three projects.