RAWALPINDI: Chairman Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Tariq Mehmood Murtaza has said that RDA is proactively working on meeting the timeline of 58 billion Ring Road project and added that the final plan will be finalized by next year March 2020. Lei Expressway, a 56 billion project will operate under a public-private partnership. Bab-e-Rawalpindi will be installed on the internal and external entrance of the city.
A management cell is also being enabled so that citizens’ problems can be resolved under one-window operation.
Addressing business community at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Chairman RDA said that his office will collaborate and interact with key stakeholders and Chamber for face-lifting of city under Glorious Rawalpindi project.
He appreciated RCCI’s suggestions for the city’s beauty, improvement and refinement and pledged its resolve to work together with all stakeholders regarding development plans. Under Green Rawalpindi, trees will be planted in the city and on GT Road, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, President Chamber Saboor Malik said that the Ring Road project is the future of Rawalpindi city. The relocation of cottage industry, grain market, furniture and marble will lower the traffic burden in the city. The new parking plaza should be set up in different markets and a comprehensive plan should be adopted to address the encroachment issue on permanent basis. Safe city project like Lahore must be replicated in Rawalpindi at the earliest. RDA must enhance its capacity to provide maximum facility to masses, he added. NOC for high-rise buildings should be issued without any hassle and urged to amend Buildings codes and by-laws as per new demand of the city.
Land should be acquired for the cemetery; access to the new cemetery should be made easier. Rawalpindi Chamber to be represented on the board; all public projects must be completed without any political affiliation President Chamber Sabor Malik also gave a short briefing on RCCI current and upcoming events.