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New U-Turns on Srinagar Highway eliminate Signals

New U-Turns on Srinagar Highway eliminate Signals

New U-Turns on Srinagar Highway eliminate Signals. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has converted Islamabad’s Srinagar Highway into a signal-free corridor by implementing strategic U-Turns, which were opposed by the majority, to alleviate traffic congestion and improve traffic flow.

The Federal Development Organization’s (Capital Development Authority) administration is also implementing effective steps to manage traffic flow in Islamabad, including introducing several types of traffic management systems. In this regard, the administration has implemented Protected U-Turns to aid in the capital’s traffic flow under the Islamabad Traffic Police’s strategy (ITP).

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Highway to Srinagar, Signal-Free, U-Turn

With new U-turns, the Srinagar Highway has been transformed into a signal-free corridor.

According to specifications, the Srinagar Highway project would have three Protected U-Turns, the first erected between G-12 and NUST University. This U-Turn, dubbed the G-12 U-Turn, will be used by traffic heading towards Islamabad to access the G-11 service road, while traffic entering GT Road will use it to access NUST University and Shams Colony.

The second U-Turn, dubbed the G-11 Police Line U-Turn (a.k.a. Protected U-Turn 02), would be utilised by traffic heading towards Islamabad to access the G-10 service road, while traffic coming from GT Road will use it to access the NUST Police Line, H-11, Airport, and GT Road.

The third U-Turn on Srinagar Highway (Protected U-Turn 03), constructed between G-9 and G-10, will be utilised by traffic heading towards Islamabad to access G-8 and G-9. At the same time, commuters from GT Road will use it to access G-11, NUST, and the Airport.

Two of the three U-Turns are fully functioning, while construction on the third U-Turn is now underway and will be completed in two to three days. These U-turns have been designed with sufficient signage to allow drivers to approach them easily.

The interchanges constructed on the Peshawar Mor Interchange would have cost significantly more than Rs. 7.5 billion and taken at least three years to complete. However, thanks to a particular study conducted by the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP), the CDA administration could finish the U-Turn project at a relatively low cost.

The completion of this project is projected to improve traffic flow on Srinagar Highway by eliminating unnecessary U-Turns and relocating previously built signal lights.

At this point, the Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) stated that the project’s work had entered the final phases of completion in light of the IG Police Islamabad and SSP Traffic Police comments. The project’s completion will alleviate traffic congestion and save travellers money and time.

Islamabad’s people (Islamabadians) have opposed the U-Turns on the Srinagar Highway, claiming that they have increased travel time and fuel expenses due to their pointlessness. Let us know what you think in the comments area.

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The Srinagar Highway will be signal-free when completed

The Srinagar Highway will be signal-free when completed

The Srinagar Highway will be signal-free when completed. The city managers want to make the busiest part of the Srinagar Highway signal-free by building three underpasses or interchanges.

SAPM Ali Nawaz Awan told Dawn on Monday that it has been decided that the Srinagar Highway will not have any traffic signals. This means that the highway will not have any signs.

He said that Planning Minister Asad Umar, who will soon chair a meeting to get a report from the CDA on the project, will do that.

“The CDA is already working on making the Srinagar Highway signal-free, and he said that now, drivers have to deal with traffic jams at places like the G-10 and G-11 signals.”

When asked, CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed said: “It’s done. We’re going to make the Srinagar Highway signal free.” “My team is already working on the design and PC-I,” he said. The CDA is also looking into building three underpasses instead of three interchanges because tunnels are cheaper than interchanges, and the funds could construct public bus service.

“We are looking at both interchanges and underpasses as ways to get around.” CDA Chairman: “We’ll see if an underpass can do the job and if it’s important to have a stop, then we’ll go for it.”

They said that three interchanges or underpasses are needed to keep traffic moving smoothly. This is what Dawn from the CDA’s Engineering Wing said.

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They said that one of these facilities will be built at the intersection of 10th Avenue and Srinagar Highway, and the other two will be built at the intersections of 11th and 12th streets.

In what they said, they said that this highway has been under a lot of traffic because it connects to the Motorway, the Grand Trunk Road, and the airport in Islamabad.

They say that after work on the Margalla Road Project is done, this road will be less crowded because drivers coming from G.T. Road will be able to use the Margalla Road near Sangjani to get into the city.

The Srinagar Highway starts at Kashmir Chowk (Kashmir Road) and ends near Tarnol.

This road is one of the busiest in the city because of all the new housing developments, schools, and hospitals that have been built along its length and in the area near Tarnol.

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