RDA fund release for Rawalpindi Ring Road
After multiple years of speculation and delays, the Rawalpindi Ring Road project was given a go-ahead by the government last month, upon the conclusion of Financial Year 2019-20. Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) at the beginning of July, convened a session in Gymkhana Club to inform the business community, traders, and other stakeholders of the proposed ‘Rawalpindi Ring Road Project’. Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Chairman Tariq Mehmood Murtaza announced that the Punjab government has released funds for land acquisition for the execution of the mega Rawalpindi Ring Road project.
He said that since taking over charge of RDA Chairman he has been trying to provide the public service facilities to the public. He said, “We are trying to put maps, housing schemes and other services online for the convenience of the applicants.” However, recent news says that the government of Punjab has approved Rs. 6.3 billion for the purchase of land to finally kick-off the project.
The government plans to obtain an area that is 110 feet wide, for constructing a 51-kilometer (km) long double-lane route starting from Rawat N-5 and ending at Sangjani N-5. The acquisition will be completed after the funds are transferred to the collector. In other news, an amount of Rs. 3520.836 million was presented by the DG RDA for the fiscal year 2020– 2021 to expedite the development of the project, which was given the governing body’s approval.