On October 13, news sources said that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Board had asked the Engineering and Traffic Wing for suggestions on how to make the Srinagar Highway a permanent signal-free corridor.
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At a meeting led by CDA Chairman Captain (retired) Muhammad Usman Younis, it was decided that the engineering and traffic planning wing will collect and present traffic data and casualty numbers, as well as design futuristic elevated u-turns with the city’s growing population in mind. Also, the concerned department has five days to bring its findings to the next board meeting, where they will be discussed and approved. During the meeting, CDA Chairman Young said that the city needs a traffic system that works well and can adapt to weather changes. He said that the CDA’s top goal should be to improve amenities for the people of Islamabad, and that no stone should be left unturned to reach this goal.
It’s important to know that CDA has started a number of road infrastructure projects in the city to deal with the growing number of cars on the road. Some of the projects that have started are the Bhara Kahu flyover, the Rawal Dam Chowk project, the Srinagar Highway project, and the P&D Road project.