According to news stories dated April 26, the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) is preparing to start a feasibility study to build a 22-kilometer signal-free corridor from Koral Chowk to Motorway Chowk via Peshawar Road.
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The sources claim that this signal-free corridor aims to cut the distance between Islamabad and Rawalpindi’s travel time from one hour to 10 to 15 minutes. According to a senior official, the RDA has expanded the corridor project’s path to Motorway Chowk as a result of Peshawar Road’s traffic congestion. According to reports, the Punjab government first started the program in 2017 to help its residents.
The feasibility study will be finished in six months, according to the sources, and the RDA will then hire a consultant to begin work.
The feasibility study will be finished in six months, according to the sources, after which the RDA will hire a consultant to begin the project. One flyover, five underpasses, and U-turns are all part of the signal-free corridor. It is anticipated to cost PKR 20 billion, with a feasibility study costing PKR 80 million.
According to reports, the project will also involve reconstructing Kutchery Chowk. It is anticipated that the congested traffic on Peshawar Road, old Airport Road, and G.T. Road will lessen after the two projects mentioned above are finished.