Islamabad The management of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has directed the concerned authorities to accelerate the progress of work on the I.J Principal Road widening and rehabilitation project, following the authority’s detailed policy regarding the uplift of road infrastructure in the capital city.

Member Engineering, together with Director-General Works, Director Roads South, NESPAK consultants, and NLC, headed to the IJP Road to inspect the construction work on the CDA chairman’s orders.

Soil testing, pile load testing, and survey work are all part of the initial research. The initial investigation was to be finished as quickly as possible, and building work on the project to begin as soon as possible. With the help of the Islamabad Traffic Police, instructions were issued to develop a complete traffic diversion plan. To reduce inconvenience, the CDA has also asked passengers to choose an alternate route.

This project would build four lanes on each side of the IJP Road, comprising two rigid and two flexible lanes, as well as two flyovers, one at 9th Avenue and the other at Faqeer Appe Road, and two bridges at Katarina and Pirwadhi, respectively. The project would take 18 months to complete and will cost Rs4.9 billion.

The authority’s current administration planned the project, finalized its technical requirements, hired a consultant, and now work on the project has begun, according to a CDA spokesman.