First phase of the signal free Islamabad Expressway near to completion
Islamabad: November 22, 2015: The first phase of the signal free Islamabad Expressway is nearing completion as the work on placing girders on I-8 Interchange, the main component of the project, has commenced and carpeting work is in full swing. German road infrastructure expert is supervising the carpeting, which is being carried out in line with the international standard to ensure quality project execution. Modern German machinery is also being utilized to carry out the carpeting and other development work on the unique.
Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal accompanied by Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed, Member Engineering, Shahid Sohail visited the project to inspect the ongoing carpeting and development work being carried out round the clock to meet the deadline.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal said that work on placing the girders has started, which will be completed soon paving the way for early completion of I-8 Interchange. The carpeting work is also in full swing and project will be completed as envisage well before the deadline.
Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal has directed the Engineering Wing of the Authority to complete work on first phase of the Islamabad Highway expansion project by November 30, 2015.
A dedicated lane of the signal free Expressway has been included in the project for the Motorcyclists to ease the traffic flow. This experiment has been successful in major road infrastructure projects in the world.
CDA management said that the project is of utmost priority as Islamabad Highway is the major artery for access to the Capital city with ever-growing traffic, adding that expansion of Islamabad Highway was the dire need of the hour for easing the amassed traffic flow. Islamabad Highway expansion project would be completed in stipulated time on priority to facilitate the commuters.
Chairman CDA directed for completion of work on drainage system and retaining wall along the newly constructed lane. He further directed the concerned formations for early completion of environmental work on the project to protect and preserve the beautiful green character and ensure its proper horticulture development, especially green belts, median strips.
The project includes addition of new lane on both sides of Islamabad Highway from Zero Point and Faizabad (1st Phase), construction of interchange at I-8 junction. Alternative routes have been demarcated for the traffic to facilitate the mammoth traffic flow on Islamabad Highway. | Read more