Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road (IRRR) is an ambitious project for the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
The current population for Islamabad is around 1.5 million and for Rawalpindi it is about 2.5 million, and with combined population it is about 4 million population in the twin cities.
The population increase rate is quite fast and both cities are quite smart and keep on improving the existing infrastructure as per the changing needs and requirements.
In Pakistan there three major Ring Roads.
The concept of Ring Road is to develop a circular road around the congested city including its downtown.
This circular road helps to reach different parts of the city easily and smoothly.
Though the distance is longer in kilometers, but it gets shorter in time, as you will avoid getting stuck in the city traffic for hours.
The Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road (IRRR) is the answer for the present and future to help ease out the traffic flow and keep the infrastructure upgraded.
The project for Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road was approved a few years back by the RDA (Rawalpindi Development Authority) which was originally conceptualized in 1990s, and at that time it was stalled due to some political and economic constraints. The authorities originally allocated 6.7 billion at that time.
In 2008, new study was carried out, according to which 75 kilometers connecting Channi Sher with Fateh Jang was approved.
Later it was decided by CDA (Capital Development Authority) and RDA (Rawalpindi Development Authority) to reduce the 75 kilometers to 54 Km for the budget constraints.
Then the need for the Ring Road re-emerged and it was finally approved in 2020.
The tender was relaunched in 2021 for 65 km with 6 lanes. Usman Buzdar Govt finally allocated PKR 50 billion for the Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road (IRRR) project with 2 years’ timeline.
10 Km would be developed by the CDA and the remaining 55 Km by RDA.
Following are some key features of Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road (IRRR)
It will start from Rawalpindi GT Road from Murat to Sangiani, about 50 kilometers from Rawat to Thallian interchange in Rawalpindi and about 16 kilometers in Islamabad region.
Within Islamabad, it will also pass through Margalla Road, F sectors, Kohsar, Bara Kahu, Kallar Seydan, Shah Allah Ditta, and Siri Saral.
It will also link the CPEC Route with Fateh Jang Road.
The map of Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road (IRRR) project below is showing all the key points on the planned the Ring Road.
The concept behind Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road (IRRR) is not only easing out the traffic flow rather it will also become an important road artery for CPEC trade route.
The Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road will bring many advantages:
There may be many more investment opportunities with the development of Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road (IRRR). Some of housing societies are now close by within the vicinity of IRRR.
It is expected to increase their plot and house prices after the completion of IRRR.
Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road (IRRR) is an important milestone for the twin city of Rawalpindi and Islamabad especially for its infrastructure development.
It is much awaited, and it will transform the twin city lifestyle as well.
The commute between the Rawalpindi and Islamabad will also become easy and accessible. The far-off places and residential areas, once considered remote, will become more accessible with the new Islamabad Rawalpindi Ring Road (IRRR). And without doubt it will boost the economic activity in the twin city and attract more local and foreign investments.
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