Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Soan River bridge to be inaugurated today

The Capital Development Authority is all set to inaugurate Soan River Bridge Rehabilitation Project and Service Road West of the Islamabad Expressway today (Thursday), says a press release.

CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, while presiding over a meeting to review the arrangements for the inauguration, said that the rehabilitation of the western side of the Bridge of Soan River on the Islamabad Expressway has been completed at a cost of Rs181 million. The project would facilitate the flow of traffic on the Islamabad Expressway.

About half a kilometre long bridge with the width of 13 meter has been completed in a record period of five months. The bridge has been provided with 9.4 meter wide carriage way and 1.8 meters walkway on each side. The project would not only facilitate the adjacent areas but also the people visiting the federal capital.

The chairman giving the details of the Service Road West Project said that the widening and rehabilitation of the Service Road West along Islamabad Expressway from Faizabad to Karal Chowk is being completed at a cost of Rs200 million. This road having a length of 7 kilometre would be completed by June 2010. The completion of the Service Road West would substantially decrease the traffic burden on Islamabad Expressway and facilitate the population living on the western side of the Expressway along the Service Road. In the first phase of the project 3.5 kilometre road would be rehabilitated from Khanna Bridge to Karal Chowk whereas the second phase of the project includes construction of 3.5 kilometre concrete road from Khanna Bridge to Dhoke Kalakhan.

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