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Chairman CDA visits Khanapul and Sohan Interchange construction sites

Islamabad, August 26, 2017: Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz visited the sites of under-construction Khanapul Interchange and Sohan Interchange being part of the Islamabad Expressway Signal Free Corridor here on Saturday and reviewed the progress about the ongoing construction activity. 

 

On this occasion, Member Engineering, Asad Mehboob Kiyani and officers of concerned formations of Engineering and Environment Wing were also present.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz directed the Engineering Wing to further expedite the pace of development work on both Khanapul and Sohan interchanges so that these projects could be completed within the stipulated time. 

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz directed for change in the proposed design of Khanapul Interchange and asked the concerned formations for addition of two underpasses, which would result in smooth flow of traffic from service roads of the interchange and would not cause any hassle for commuters on the Islamabad Expressway. 

While reviewing progress about the ongoing development work, Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz directed the concerned formations for completion of work on installation of electric poles, landscaping work and other allied works on both the Khanapul and Sohan Interchange. Mayor of Islamabad directed for cost estimation on re-construction of service roads along the Expressway and its expansion in layout plan / design so that best facilities could be provided to the surrounding population. Under the plan of Expressway Signal Free Corridor, he added that it would help reduced the burden of traffic on the Expressway.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz directed the Engineering Wing for preparation of diversion plan for traffic with mutual consultation of Islamabad Traffic Police to facilitate the commuters on alternate routes and ongoing construction work could further be expedited. He said that pace of construction work could further be accelerated with improvement in traffic management.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz also visited the recently completed Karal Chowk Interchange and examined the landscaping and tree plantation work by the Environment Wing. He directed the officers of Environment Wing to plant the trees on loops of interchange in way that it could not cause any problem to the traffic. He also directed the concerned formations to ensure that all the electric poles installed on the interchange are fully functional. He further directed for improvement of directions of these electric poles. He directed for installation of cat-eyes on the roads.

Earlier, Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz was apprised in detail about the construction work done till now on both Khanapul and Sohan Interchanges. He was informed that under the Islamabad Expressway Signal Free Corridor Project, construction work on both Sohan and Khanpul Interchange was started in December, 2016. He was further apprised that as per contract, Sohan Interchange would be completed by 30th September this year, while construction work on Khanapul Interchange would be completed in December 2017.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz was apprised about the progress of ongoing development work on Sohan Interchange. He was informed that work on 36 graders have been completed out of which two griders have been installed, while installation work on rest of the griders is in progress. He was further informed that construction work on both the loops and concrete work has been completed. As far as drainage of rain water is concerned, work on drainage system of Sohan Interchange has also been completed. Asphalt work on Service Road (East) of Sohan Interchange, which is one kilometer long has been started, adding that in the next phase asphalt work would be initiated on Service Road (West).

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz was also briefed about the ongoing development work on Khanpul Interchange. He was informed that work on 60 griders has been started out of which construction work on 18 griders has been completed. He was further informed that service roads and four loops have been completed, while work on establishment of additional lane on Islamabad Expressway for traffic uses these loops from interchange is in progress. This addition lane will help improve the flow of traffic on Islamabad Expressway. He was informed that in line with his directions, two underpasses would also be constructed, which would help ease the flow of traffic from service roads.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz said that Islamabad Expressway Signal Free Corridor Project is a unique gift of the government for the citizens of Islamabad. He said that under the project, work on I-8 Interchange and Karal Interchange has been completed, adding that with the completion of Sohan Interchange and Khanapul Interchange, Islamabad Expressway would be signal free from Zero-Point to Airport Chowk.