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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Rawal Dam flyover inaugurated as FWO successfully completes construction

FWO, known for its speedy completion of projects, managed to finish work on the flyover in 90 to 100 days despite heavy rains. 

The Frontier Works Organization (FWO) has successfully completed the construction of the Rawal Dam flyover in Islamabad. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated the flyover on the occasion of 14th August, Pakistan’s Independence Day.

Addressing the ceremony, the premier appreciated the spirit involved in the completion of the Rawal Chowk flyover project. The Prime minister thanked the Director General FWO for their all-out efforts for the completion of this stalled project in a few months.

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He also appreciated the role of Chairman Capital Development Authority and Chief Commissioner Islamabad Amir Ali Ahmed, who worked hard to get this flyover opened in a short span of time.

PM Sharif said it is a good sign that work on the flyover was expedited, expressing hope that all Pakistanis should work in the same manner.

According to the details, the previous contractors of the Rawal Dam Chowk stopped working on the project in March 2022 due to price escalation. Therefore, a decision to hand over the project to FWO was taken during the visit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who inspected work on the under-construction interchange, and after a briefing, decided to change the contractor with a direction to start the construction within 72 hours.

FWO agreed to complete the project in collaboration with CDA without demanding any escalation in the cost of the contract. FWO, known for its speedy completion of projects, managed to finish work on the flyover in 90 to 100 days despite heavy rains.

The flyover leads to three sides: Chak Shehzad, Serena Chowk, and Faizabad. The old track was initially built for 20,000 vehicles but with the passage of time, the flow of motors increased to over 100,000, causing difficulties for them. Therefore, the track of the new flyover is expected to overcome the traffic jam on the earlier road where around 150,000 vehicles on an average move per day.

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