Tariq Mehmood Murtaza, Chairman of the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), cut the ribbon on the development project in Thallian. Director General of RDA Tahir Zafar Abbasi, Chief Engineer of RDA Dr. Habib ul Haq Randhawa, FWO team In-charge Col. Muhammad Irfan, and others were also in attendance.

Under the supervision of RDA, Tariq Mehmood Murtaza stated that the building of a 38.3 km long main road from Baanth (N-5) to Thallian (M-2) as part of the Rawalpindi Ring Road project will be finished in two years. He stated that the RDA has granted the FWO the contract for the Rwp Ring Road for Rs 22.8 billion and demanded that the project be completed as soon as feasible.

The project’s main goal, he claimed, was to relieve traffic congestion on the roadways of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The Chief Engineer RDA Dr Habib ul Haq Randhawa gave a full briefing on the Rawalpindi Ring Road project on the occasion, stating that the project’s length will be 38.3 kilometres.

Punjab’s government has authorised the project, which would cost Rs33,694.43 million to complete. He estimated that the land purchase cost for the project would be Rs6,724.73 million, with a building cost of Rs26,969.70 million.

The design speed, according to the Chief Engineer, would be 120 km/h. The Ring Road would have six lanes and five interchanges, beginning at the National Highway (N-5) in Baanth and continuing through Chakbeli Road, Adiala Road, Chakri Road, and Thallian Interchange to the motorway (M-2). He noted that the Rawalpindi Ring Road will alleviate traffic congestion by offering an alternate bypass by linking N-5 and M-2.