Faisal Avenue underpass linking Sector G-7 with G-8 inaugurated


Zubair Qureshi

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Ali Nawaz Awan on Friday inaugurated the newly-constructed underpass connecting Sector G-7 with Sector G-8 on the Faisal Avenue.
With this new underpass, traffic on the main artery of Islamabad Expressway/Faisal Avenue will be eased down. The underpass has been completed in a record period of one year and continued even during the coronavirus days.
While talking to media after the inauguration, Ali Nawaz Awan said with opening of this underpass, Islamabad Express way will be signal-free from Karal Chowk up to Margalla Road which will facilitate thousands of commuters on a daily basis.
In addition to ease traffic flow on the Faisal Avenue it will also provide swift access to both sectors G-7 and G-8 and other adjoining sectors on eastern and western side of the Faisal Avenue, he said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has personally taken interest in this public friendly project said Awan adding the premiere has also directed early completion of several projects that are in the pipeline such as construction of 10th Avenue, interchange at junction of 7th Avenue and Srinagar Avenue near Aabpara while the contract of Rawal Dam interchange has already been awarded and work on it will begin in November.
Work on two other projects – expansion of Korang Bridge and P.W.D underpass has already started, he said. Though the project of construction of underpass was envisaged in 2014 to maintain traffic flow on the Avenue, yet it remained neglected for years during the previous governments, he said.
Last year in Octobe, Interior Minister retired Brigadier Ijaz Shah had inaugurated the construction of the underpass.