The construction of the Rawal Dam Interchange and 7th Avenue Interchange projects was evaluated on Monday by the Chairman of the Capital Development Authority, who was joined by members of the engineering staff and senior authorities. On this occasion, the chairman of the CDA requested that the competent authorities install reflectors around the Rawal Dam Interchange site to assist commuters, as well as complete the project's slip roads and open them to traffic by the end of the current month.
According to the CDA's chairman, the concerned formation must ensure high-quality building work while also expediting the procedure. It is projected to be completed sooner, by June 2022, than the October 2022 completion date for the Rawal Dam project, whereas the flyover component of the interchange is planned to be built in January or February 2022 for the Rawal Dam project.
On his visit to the 7th Avenue Interchange, the CDA Chairman encouraged the necessary departments to complete construction of the 7th Avenue Bridge by February 2022 and to begin operating the bridge by August 2022, in addition to completing construction of the 7th Avenue Interchange by August 2022.
In addition, it should be noted that the 7th Avenue Interchange project was originally slated to be finished in October 2022. It was decided that the CDA and traffic police officers would design a traffic diversion plan in order to keep traffic flowing and to ensure that residents would not be inconvenienced or lose time. Traffic diversion signs were also to be installed in prominent areas to inform the public of other routes and to provide public information. The chairman of the CDA directed the Environment Wing to choose suitable locations for both projects and to plant as many trees as possible in those locations.
The chairman noted that all four slip roads should be operational by the end of this month to bring relief to motorists during a tour of the Rawal Dam intersection. Two slip roads (one from Park Road to Faizabad side) and one leading to the roundabout have already been partially opened for traffic, he was informed.
All four slip roads should be carpeted and available to traffic this month, according to the chairman.
The chairman also asked officials to put reflectors around the junction site to help commuters, according to a news statement from the authority.
It further said that the project is scheduled to be finished in October 2022, but that it is likely to be done sooner, by June 2022, and that the flyover portion of the interchange would most likely be completed in January/February 2022.
The CDA head also examined the 7th Avenue project, which is expected to be finished in October, according to PC-I.
"The Chairman directed the departments concerned to complete the bridge (a component of the project that will be an elevated bridge on Srinagar Highway) by February 2022 and open it to traffic, as well as to complete the construction of the 7th Avenue Interchange by August 2022," according to the press release, adding that the original completion date for this project was October 2022.
At the intersection of 7th Avenue, Srinagar Highway, Khayaban-e-Soharwardi, and Garden Avenue, this interchange is being built. The intersection was regarded as one of the busiest, with frequent traffic congestion.
"In order to preserve the flow of traffic, the CDA and traffic police officers were given orders to devise a traffic diversion plan so that residents would not be inconvenienced and would not waste time." According to the press release, "instructions were also given to show traffic diversion signs at prominent locations for public advice and alternate routes," and the chairman has asked the Environment Wing to choose appropriate areas and plant as many trees as possible.
The CDA administration also urged the involved agencies to speed work and employ all available resources to finish both projects on time so that people are not inconvenienced by traffic congestion, according to the statement.
In this scenario, the Chairman of the CDA advised the Director that any laxity would not be tolerated. Instructions were also issued to ensure that all available resources were used to accomplish the construction work as rapidly as feasible while keeping a high standard of quality.,/p>
Furthermore, orders were issued to ensure that traffic flow would not be affected as a consequence of the building activity. Furthermore, Chairman CDA instructed SSP Traffic to collaborate with the relevant CDA personnel, while traffic police and CDA officials collaborated to produce a complete traffic plan to guarantee that construction activity would not disrupt traffic flow.