CDA starts construction work on Koral interchange


Islamabad—Capital Development Authority (CDA), has formly started the construction work on the interchange of Koral Chowk as part of Islamabad Expressway signal free corridor. During the first phase civic body started work for trimming gross and cleaning the roads while libortary testing and installation of concrete plants also been started.
Talking to APP, Project Director Shahid Mehmood said that CDA had short-listed five contractors for the construction of Kaoral Interchange while tender was awarded to the firm Zahir Khan and Brothers which met the criteria.
He said that the tenders for the construction of Khanna and Sohan interchanges would be opened next month while Japan road and GT road’s tenders would issue after two months.
He said that the construction work on the Koral interchange would be completed with in eight months and Rs 1.70 billion would be spent on this interchange.
Shahid Mehmood said that five interchanges would be constructed at five different localities including Sohan, Khanna, Karal, Japan Road and GT Road on Islamabad Expressway.
He told this project includes expansion of 8.5-kilometer road from Faizabad to Karal chowk to five lanes and construction of four lanes 12.5-kilometer road from Koral to GT Road. 25 kilometer road would be completed from Zero Point to Rawat as part of Islamabad Expressway signal free corridor. This project would be completed at the cost of Rs 21.8 billion.
Meanwhile, Capital Development Authority (CDA) has started beautifying the major avenues, busy intersections and green belts of the federal capital with colorful flower arrangements and fascinating landscaping.
Special arrangements have been made for protection and maintenance of these floral beds and other such arrangements.
On the special directions of Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal, Environment Wing of the Authority is busy in beautifying the green belts along the major avenues, median strips and entry points of the city with colorful flower beds.—APP

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