CDA to construct flyover-cum-underpass at Faisal Avenue Chowk

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will start constructing a three-level flyover-cum-underpass at Faisal Avenue Chowk in September.

The CDA has assigned the task of the project’s designing to Engineering Associates who also prepared the design of the under construction underpass at Kulsoom Plaza Chowk — also in Blue Area.

CDA sources said the design of the flyover-cum-underpass would be finalised within the next two months and contract for construction work would be awarded to the contractor to be selected from the already short-listed firms.

The sources said as per concept of the plan, the traffic would ply on three levels. An official said the part of flyover of the project would be required for smooth flow of traffic on Jinnah Avenue. A CDA official said the project — starting sometime in September — would be completed in six months while its actual cost would be known once the design is finalised.

It has been learnt that the Authority would have to shift the service lines passing through the intersection to start the project. The CDA is already spending Rs100 million on shifting service lines from Kulsoom Chowk and almost the same amount will be required to re-located service lines from Faisal Avenue.

The Authority has reserved Rs490 million for the project of the Kulsoom Plaza underpass while funds have also been allocated for the project of flyover-cum-underpass at Faisal Avenue Chowk. Sources said the CDA would also start work on construction of underpass at China Chowk in the financial year 2006-07.
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