February 23, 2021
After multiple years of speculation and delays, the Rawalpindi Ring Road project was given a go-ahead by the government last month

RDA invites proposals to develop Rawalpindi Ring Road Economic Zone

Traders from the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi were invited to submit their proposals for the establishment of economic zones along the future Rawalpindi Ring Road. The initiatives were invited to the Rawalpindi Ring Road Economic Zones Facilitation Committee on Monday during a conference. The meeting was held at the offices of the Development Authority of Rawalpindi (RDA) and was supervised by RDA Chairman Tariq Murtaza. The conference was also attended by the presidents of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) and the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). The approved authority would set up various Special Economic Zones (SEZs) projects along the 65.8km long Rawalpindi Ring Road, including commercial, educational, cultural, medical, residential and aerotropolis projects. Furthermore, on both sides of the ring road, a dry port, commercial centres, retail areas, rail terminals, wholesale markets, theme parks and residential properties will be built.

The project would introduce new opportunities for jobs and improve employment. Ring Road project aims to provide a clean, healthy, and safe environment to the twin cities. It will also reduce traffic congestion in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. New employment opportunities will be created and better facilities will be provided to the people. This project will have a great impact on twin cities CDA approved housing societies like Bahria Enclave and RDA-approved societies Rudn Enclave and Capital Smart City.

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