Islamabad—Capital Development Authority (CDA) has awarded the contract for rehabilitation and up-gradation of I.J Principal Road for a cost of Rs168 million which is 28pc below the floor price i.e. Rs 228 million earlier approved in the PC-1 of the project. Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal was informed this during a meeting held at CDA Headquarters here on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by Member Administration Amer Ali Ahmed, Member Engineering, Member Planning and Design and other senior officers of the Authority.
Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal was apprised that I.J Principal Road, situated at the fringes of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, is of immense importance as it tackles huge traffic, especially the traffic emerging from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa and Azad Kashmir. He was informed that under this project the I. J Principal Road from Pindora Chungi to G. T Road will be recarpeted, lane marking will be carried out and missing facilities will be provided. He was further informed that drainage system on the both sides of the road will be up-graded in addition to the uplift of green areas along the road. He was further informed that all codel formalities have been completed for immediate initiation of rehabilitation work on the project.
The meeting was further informed that tenders of the dualization of service roads, East and West, of sector E-11 for providing an easy access to sector D-12 and second carriage way from the round about service road (west) of sector G-10 to Khaybaan-e-Iqbal has been opened while development work on both of the project will be awarded soon after the finalization of codel formalities. The meeting was further informed that construction of dualized service roads, East and West, of sector E-11 will be completed with the cost of 240 million while second carriage way from the round about service road (west) of sector G-10 to Khaybaan-e-Iqbal will cost 320 million.
Chairman CDA was also briefed that all formalities and procedures for the construction of two under passes on Faisal Avenue at F-8/F-7 and G-8/G-7 has been completed and next few days tenders of the both projects will be floated in the national press so that the contract could be awarded.