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Punjab Chief Minister Inspects Rawalpindi Ring Road Progress

Rawalpindi Ring Road Progress

Chief Minister Punjab, Syed Mohsin Naqvi, conducted a site visit on Saturday to review the ongoing construction work on the Mega Rawalpindi Ring Road progress. He announced that 12% of the work on the 38 km long project had been completed and expressed optimism about its scheduled completion by August.

Rawalpindi Ring Road Progress Inspection

Rawalpindi Ring Road Progress

During the visit, Mohsin Naqvi inspected the construction of the bridge at Sawan and commended the performance of the Frontier Works Organization (FWO). He received a detailed briefing from FWO officials regarding the progress and advancements made on the Rawalpindi Ring Road Project.

Addressing the media, the Chief Minister highlighted the significance of the project, emphasizing that it would be constructed on the lines of a Motorway project and would feature five major interchanges along the 38 km stretch. He assured that full compensation would be provided to landowners for the land acquisition.

The Chief Minister informed that the utility services were being shifted, 176 structures had been cleared, and the entire land had been handed over to FWO. Construction activities, including the development of underpasses, bridges, and waterways, were in progress.

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Mohsin Naqvi emphasized the positive impact of the Rawalpindi Ring Road on the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, stating that the completion of the project would greatly benefit the citizens. He also affirmed the commitment to completing ongoing projects in Punjab within the stipulated time frame.

Discussing water-related initiatives, the Chief Minister mentioned that work on the Dadocha Dam was underway, and it would address the issue of providing clean drinking water to the residents of Rawalpindi. He credited the Commissioner Rawalpindi for dedicated efforts in resolving the water provision issue and announced that Dadocha Dam would be completed in two years.

In addition to the infrastructure projects, Mohsin Naqvi disclosed that the government is actively working on resolving traffic issues at Katchehri Chowk, Rawalpindi. He also highlighted successful resolutions, such as the hospital issue in Murree.

Regarding electoral processes, the Chief Minister assured that the government was cooperating with the Election Commission of Pakistan to ensure independent and transparent elections. He noted that prompt action was taken on any reported complaints even before reaching the Election Commission.

The site visit was attended by Provincial Minister Dr. Nasir Jamal, IG Police Dr. Usman Anwar, Commissioner Rawalpindi Liaquat Chatta, RPO, CPO, Deputy Commissioner, DG Ring Road Authority, and officials of FWO. The Chief Minister also provided updates on the progress of the Holy Family Hospital, the largest hospital in Rawalpindi, which is slated for completion by January 31st, with plans for a comprehensive overhaul and the procurement of new equipment.