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Rawalpindi Ring Road Development

Rawalpindi/Islamabad: Rawalpindi Ring Road Development is an upcoming highway planned to run across Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

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It is around a 38 km long road that will connect GT Road, Islamabad Expressway, and M-2 Motorway.

Rawalpindi Ring Road Sign Board

It will start from Banth (N-5) near Rawat and ends at the M-2 Motorway Thallian Interchange after crossing Chakbeli, Adiala, and Chakri Road.

Rawalpindi Ring Road Sign Board

Former prime minister Mr. Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the road in March 2022 at Thallian. The total cost of this mega project is Rs31.7 billion, from which Rs23 billion is for construction and Rs. 6.7 billion is for land acquisition.

Rawalpindi Ring Road Land Use

The construction work on the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project has started again after a temporary halt due to the ongoing political and financial crisis and will be completed in one year.

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Some of the salient features of Rawalpindi Ring Road are as follows:

  • 6 flyovers
  • 300 ft. wide
  • 8 interchanges
  • 10 overhead bridges
  • 6-lane dual carriageway
  • Industrial and commercial zones
  • Reduction in traffic congestion in urban areas
  • Provide accessibility to 50,000 vehicles of twin cities
  • Reduction in travel time and fuel consumption for citizens
  • Connected with hospitals, fuel stations, community centers, etc.

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The FWO was awarded the contract for Rawalpindi Ring Road, and it is being developed by Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) and Capital Development Authority (CDA). This massive project will have 6 flyovers, 10 overhead bridges, and 8 interchanges.

Ring Road Rawalpindi Development Phases

Rawalpindi Ring Road Development 2024

Here are the development updates about RRR:

Phase 1: The Foundation of Rawalpindi Ring Road

The first leg of the Rawalpindi Ring Road project stretches from Grand Truck (G.T) Road to the Motorway, covering a substantial 38 kilometers. Within this section, five pivotal interchanges are slated for development.

1. Baanth Interchange:
The journey begins at Baanth on G.T Road, approximately 5-6 kilometers from Rawat when heading towards Gujar Khan.

2. Chakbeli Road Interchange:
The road proceeds to Chakbeli Road, marking the location for the second interchange.

3. Khasala Interchange (Adyala Road):
Continuing on Adyala Road, an interchange is planned, situated right next to the General Block of Rudn Enclave and close to DHA Phase 4 River View South Block.

4. Chakri Interchange:
The path leads to Chakri, passing through Maira Shareef, where another interchange will be constructed.

5. Thalian Interchange (M-2 Motorway):
The journey concludes at Thalian Interchange, connecting with the M-2 Islamabad – Lahore Motorway, which is already in place.

Phase 2: Exploring New Horizons

Phase 2 of the Rawalpindi Ring Road is a work in progress, with route options currently under consideration:

  • Option 1: A new road from Margalla Avenue, linking the New Islamabad International Airport to the M-1 Motorway.
  • Option 2: Connecting the M-1 Islamabad – Peshawar Motorway with the M-2 Islamabad Motorway.

Interchanges Along the Way:

Within the 38.5-kilometer stretch of Rawalpindi Ring Road’s Phase 1, the following interchanges will enhance connectivity:

  • Baanth (Channi Sher Alam Bridge) Interchange
  • Chakbeli Road Interchange
  • Khasala (Adyala Road) Interchange
  • Maira Shareef (Chakri Road) Interchange
  • Chakri Interchange

Housing Societies Embracing the Opportunity:

Several housing societies stand to benefit significantly from the Rawalpindi Ring Road project, including:

  • Rudn Enclave Rawalpindi
  • DHA Islamabad – Rawalpindi
  • Bahria Town Rawalpindi
  • Bahria Town Phase 8 Extension
  • DHA Islamabad Phase 4 River View South Block
  • Blue World City Islamabad
  • Capital Smart City
  • PIA Enclave
  • Faisal Town Phase 2
  • MPCHS Multi Gardens Phase 2

Driving Transformation: The Benefits of Rawalpindi Ring Road

The Rawalpindi Ring Road project promises a host of advantages:

  1. Smooth Traffic Flow: This initiative aims to streamline traffic, reducing travel times and ensuring timely arrivals across Rawalpindi’s bustling commercial landscape.
  2. Reduction in Traffic Congestion: The project’s significance lies in its potential to alleviate the traffic congestion plaguing city roads, particularly the G.T. Road, providing relief to residents and commuters.
  3. Catalyst for Real Estate Development: Rawalpindi Ring Road’s construction is poised to catalyze real estate growth in the vicinity. Housing societies, businesses, and investors are set to capitalize on newfound opportunities in the twin cities.
  4. Connecting Twin Cities: Facilitating seamless travel between Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the project promotes the integration of the twin cities. It also accommodates public transport and commuting vehicles.
  5. Empowering Housing Societies: Housing societies along the route, like Rudn Enclave, are poised to reap significant benefits from the Rawalpindi Ring Road Project.

Development Update:

Key milestones have already been achieved. Land acquisition for Phase 1 is well underway, and the Rawalpindi Development Authority has secured initial funding. Multiple stakeholders, including CDA, RDA, and FWO, are actively involved in project execution. The consultancy firm Botek Corporation is handling the project’s layout, planning, and design.

Potential Roadblock:

Despite progress, the project faces challenges. Recently, land records for layout in Tehsil Gujar Khan went missing, posing a potential setback. However, authorities are conducting surveys to determine the land acquired for the Rawalpindi Ring Road project, ensuring a path forward.

The Rawalpindi Ring Road project represents a transformative initiative with the potential to reshape urban connectivity and fuel economic growth in the region.

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Commercial areas and industrial zones would be set up around the Ring Road which will bring many economic benefits. This project will reduce travel time and fuel consumption for citizens of twin cities and provide an easy and effective way for cargo transportation. It would also help reduce traffic congestion within the city.

November 10th Update:

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, conducted his third visit within 25 days to oversee the progress of the Rawalpindi Ring Road Project.

During the inspection, he focused on the earthwork at various locations, including Khalsa Khurd and Adiala Interchange.

Rawalpindi Ring Road Development

Expressing the need for an accelerated pace, Naqvi directed authorities, including the Commissioner of Rawalpindi Division and FWO officials, to ensure the project’s swift completion.

Emphasizing its significance for Rawalpindi and Islamabad residents, he urged all-out efforts for its timely conclusion. During an aerial inspection of the 38 km route, Colonel Ayaz from FWO provided a detailed briefing.

The construction involves six lanes, with work initiated on the Banth and Chak Beli Interchanges.

The Chief Minister was assured that necessary drawings and land for the project had been provided, and construction, including subways and drainage channels, was in full swing. Present at the inspection were the Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Regional Police Officer, City Police Officer, Deputy Commissioner, and FWO officials.

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