Cracks have appeared on a section of the recently constructed Margalla Avenue in ISLAMABAD, which has not yet received a formal opening.
The route from G.T. route to D-12 has been made available to traffic, but it has not yet been officially opened since some construction, including a 700-meter section of the road, is still in progress.
While on site, it was observed that the road near the Shah Allah Ditta subway has developed cracks on both sides, raising concerns about the road’s compaction.
However, Syed Munawar Shah, a member of the CDA’s engineering department, claimed that the occurrence of cracks in recently constructed roads was commonplace. He said that because the road’s 700-metre section was not yet built, it was still not complete.
"Handing/taking over the road has not yet Officials claim that a partially completed route was opened to help travellers.
“There will be no problem from G.T. Road to D-12. The road is excellent. The cracks in the questions will be patched up during the following several days, he promised.
- According to the member, gave the contractor instructions on how to fix the problem.
The 10.4 km long Margalla Road, which connects G.T. Road to D-12, was constructed by Frontier Works Organisation (FWO).
An interchange is also being developed at E-11, which is approximately five kilometres away from D-12 where construction is now underway.
Another contractor, National Logistics Cell (NLC), is helping the CDA carry out the project. Five culverts and other features of the project, which costs about Rs3.9 billion,
Along Margalla Avenue, there are roughly five sectors belonging to the CDA: C-13, C-14, C-15, and C-16. The sector's significance for CDA has multiplied since the road's inauguration. Since over 1,000 illegal houses/structures (without roofs) that had been constructed by locals in order to obtain developed plots from the CDA under the so-called Built up Property (BuP) cases were recently removed following significant anti-encroachment operations, the civic agency has been paying close attention to these sectors.
The CDA chairman, however, saw the constructions last week when on a visit to the road and chastised the authorities for their refusal to remove them. He was particularly critical of C-13. For allegedly aiding individuals in erecting such buildings, he suspended the responsible gardawar and patwari. The three days after that The CDA also made the decision to sell 800 plots in C-14 and C-16 to Pakistanis living abroad only through voting, which is anticipated to take place next month.
According to engineering wing representatives, the road will be repaired since fractures developed due to a compaction problem.