ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has formally started the construction work on the interchange of Koral Chowk as part of Islamabad Expressway signal free corridor.
During the first phase civic body started work for trimming gross and cleaning the roads while laboratory testing and installation of concrete plants also been started.
Talking to APP, Project Director Shahid Mehmood said that CDA had short-listed five contractors for the construction of Koral Interchange while tender was awarded to the firm Zahir Khan and Brothers which met the criteria.
He said that the tenders for the construction of Khanna and Sohan interchanges would be opened next month while Japan road and GT road’s tenders would issue after two months.
He said that the construction work on the Koral interchange would be completed within eight months and Rs 1.70 billion would be spent on this interchange.
Shahid Mehmood said that five interchanges would be constructed at five different localities including Sohan, Khanna, Karal, Japan Road and GT Road on Islamabad Expressway.
He told this project includes expansion of 8.5-kilometer road from Faizabad to Karal Chowk to five lanes and construction of four lanes 12.5-kilometer road from Koral to GT Road. 25 kilometer road would be completed from Zero Point to Rawat as part of Islamabad Expressway signal free corridor.
This project would be completed at the cost of Rs 21.8 billion.