DG FWO visited the Ammar Chowk project to monitor the pace and quality of construction work. The project Manager briefed DG FWO about the progress of construction of underpass and approach roads.
DG FWO carried out a detailed visit of the site and appreciated the fast pace of work on piles, Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE), retaining walls, and road work.
DG FWO emphasized on maintaining the pace of work to meet projected timelines while ensuring quality and causing minimum inconvenience to traffic.
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After a delay of nearly seven years, owing to various reasons, the design for remodeling the Ammar Shaheed Chowk was finalized by the district government of Rawalpindi in 2020 with the initial estimated cost of Rs788 million.
After getting mired in delays on different pretexts for years, the foundation of the Ammar Shaheed Chowk remodeling and extension project was laid in April 2021 the contract of which was awarded to the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO).
The Punjab government is funding the project, while CCB is the executive agency. The construction of the underpass and remodeling of Ammar Shaheed Chowk will allow signal-free movement of traffic coming from GT Road, Kachehri Chowk, Chaklala Scheme III, Benazir Bhutto Airport, Koral Chowk, and other adjoining areas.
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The signal-free intersection will allow a smooth flow of traffic and help save the time of commuters. As per the project design, a proposal is being considered to build an underpass at Kacheri Chowk, which will accommodate over 100,000 vehicles on a daily basis.
The construction of an underpass will allow traffic to flow smoothly without causing any disruptions.
The project worth Rs 1 billion would be completed in nine months and opened for traffic.