Before getting into why the Rawalpindi Ring Road project is not included in the ADP, a brief summary of the project is important. The metropolitan area Rawalpindi plays an important role in the economic growth of Pakistan. Being the third largest metropolitan area it holds significant value compared to the rest of the cities. Rawalpindi Ring Road project was planned to start In May 2021. Rawalpindi Ring Road is one of the projects that was going to enable sustainable transportation routes, and the main objective was to improve the connectivity of roads and increase the transportation efficiency.
Read more about the proposal of the RRR project here: Deadline For Submitting Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) Proposal Revealed!
Why Rawalpindi Ring Road Project Not Included in ADP?
Rawalpindi: The Government of Punjab has announced. That the Rawalpindi Ring Road Project is not going to be a part of the Annual Development Programme. Not until the end of the year 2021 or the year coming after. Awaiting its new alignment, this project may take a year or two according to the news sources.
The allocated amount for the development by the Government was PKR 60 million. This amount was supposed to be used for the project. And for the feasibility research and study for the design of the Rawalpindi Ring Road.
The project is hanging in uncertainty amidst recent claims. That the project needs new alignment, as the previous alignments were swindled. And that the project should be stopped, said the Government of Punjab.
Although, the work was stopped once it was inquired. Because of the Inquiry, it was evident that the scam was made by the former retired commissioner Capt Mohammad Mehmood. And some other officials that were involved in the scam for changing the alignment allegedly.
It was April 27 when Prime Minister Imran Khan noticed the scam of changing the alignment for the Rawalpindi Ring Road. The new changes for the R3 project were much needed, also beneficial for the neighbouring private housing sectors. Keep reading JagahOnline Blogs for more updates.