The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has altered the route of the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project to facilitate more and more areas of the city. According to the new design of the project, the circular road will now loop around the twin cities in Pakistan.
Latest Developments Updates of Rawalpindi Ring Road:
RDA has already completed physical land marking on the 35 KM planned route of Ring Road. The task to conduct a survey of additional areas has been assigned to a consulting company Zeeruk international. The funds for the development of this project will be given by the Government of Punjab and the Bank of China.
The development work is planned to start in the financial year 2019-2020 with an estimated completion time in 2022. However, if a new extension plan is included, the estimated completion time of the project may also increase.
The survey of land for 40 kilometers long road track by the administration has completed while the remaining portion is still under consideration. The most objective of the ring road is to enhance economic connectivity and road transport efficiency within the Twin Cities.
Changes in Ring Road project:
Rawalpindi Ring Road will bypass the city center and provide an alternative route to access motorway M-2. This project will be extended up to Zero Point Islamabad according to the new design of Rawalpindi Ring Road. The time of completion and estimated cost will expand even more due to all these new changes. But will also give a number of benefits to the general public in the surrounding areas.
Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) will go from Murat to Sangjani near AWT Housing Scheme and reach Zero Point. Previously, this road was planned to begin from Radio Pakistan near Rawat and reach Murat in District Attock near New International Islamabad Airport. But now
The length of Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) has also been changed. The Rawalpindi Ring Road now has a proposed 6 lanes length of 64 kilometers and 110 meters in width.
The RRR project features a proposed 6 lanes length of 64 kilometers, 110 meters width, and eight interchanges, and can start from the N-5 near Radio Pakistan in Rawat on National Highway 5 (GT Road) and fuse with the Margalla Road near Sangjani Interchange on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway.
The road will then head towards the M-1 and M-2 and end at Sangjani by crossing the N-5 to attach with Islamabad. Additionally, Rawalpindi Ring Road latest developments also include a healthy city, dry ports, bus and truck terminals, and theme parks along the ring road’s route. The ring road is anticipated to own eight interchanges at the subsequent points:
- Radio Pakistan,
- Kala Kotha,
- Khasala Khurd,
- Fateh Jang Road,
- Hakla and
The Rawalpindi ring road (RRR) project due to the like to link to Hakla-DI Khan (M14) Interchange, with Industrial Estate II, Logistic Hub II, Dry Port, Ware Houses, and a Truck Terminal, will promote the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route.
CPEC route through this ring road will give easy access to all industrial materials and freights to move to and fro from different parts of the country. This connection also explains the development of recent industrial zones, warehouses, and dry ports along the ring road economic corridor.
The long-awaited Rawalpindi ring road Project, a scheme that’s the harbinger of a brand new era of development and prosperity within the region, will be to be launched soon.
To develop economic zones along Rawalpindi ring road efforts also will be made on a public-private partnership basis. Fruit and vegetable wholesale markets, goods and transport terminals, and cattle markets are a part of the project.
Rawalpindi ring road will lead to Islamabad International Airport then coil around the eastern route of the CPEC project to go towards Margalla Road while passing near to Sangjani Interchange.
Everything associated with planning including ring road route, alignment, interchanges, designs, and economic zones have already been finalized and approved.
The ring road is a much-needed project for the twin cities because the citizens face difficulties on an everyday basis because of traffic gridlock at several roads including Rawalpindi city’s main artery, Murree Road.
Apart from diverting the heavy flow of traffic, it’ll also boost economic activities within the city by providing direct access to Lahore-Islamabad Motorway and Islamabad International Airport. Rawalpindi Ring Road project has already been entitled as an economic transition due to its geographical and strategic importance.