Rawalpindi: The Chairman (RDA) Tariq Mehmood Murtaza on Sunday said that the construction work of the Ammar Chowk project will be completed by December 31.
According to the news sources, while talking about three mega projects in Rawalpindi being executed at Ammar Chowk, Kutcherri Chowk, and Defence Chowk, the RDA chairman said that the decision to consecutively start these projects one after the other was taken keeping in view the traffic load and continuity of traffic flow on these roads.
While talking to the media, the chairman said that the cost of the Ammar Chowk project will now be whole at a cost of Rs1.3 billion, Kutcherri Chowk at Rs3.8 billion, and Defence Chowk at Rs2.1 billion.
He also added that The Ammar Chowk project was pending for the last 12 years and now the construction work that was started by the government of Punjab with the help of Rawalpindi Development Authority and Station Headquarters Rawalpindi is in full swing.
He said that because of the population growth and traffic congestion, the project has undergone some significant changes, including the addition of twin underpasses, undergrounding of H.T and L.T cables, and the addition of a new services line and reinforced earth panel. Additionally, according to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, steps have also been taken to make the nearby area clean and green.
In the midst of the construction work, great care has been taken to ensure that the people have the least difficulty and do not have to worry about restricted mobility. He said that despite COVID-19 and the harsh dry winter season the development work is going on.
He showed great satisfaction for the work a appreciated the speed and quality of work and thanked the Station Headquarters Rawalpindi, the Chaklala Cantonment Board, and FWO for their full cooperation and support in moving this important project in the right direction and is nearing completion in a record short period.