On June 01, 2021, Ali Nawaz Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on the Capital Development Authority (CDA), said that work on the Margalla road will begin on Thursday.
The first phase will be inaugurated on Thursday by the planning minister, who is also an elected MNA from the area, according to the SAPM.
Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone for the project in April.
The road will be built in two sections, according to SAPM, from Sangjani to D-12 and from the Constitution Avenue edge to Satra Meel, Murree Road, avoiding Bhara Kahu.
According to sources, the CDA is currently not interested in building from D-12 to Constitution Avenue since it plans to use Khayaban-i-Iqbal as a connection between the two.
Frontier Works Organization has already been awarded a contract of Margalla road by the CDA (FWO).
“This road would provide significant relief not just to inhabitants of Islamabad but also to people of surrounding areas,” the SAPM stated, adding that the route was originally part of Islamabad’s master plan, which was established in 1960 but disregarded by successive governments.
“We are planning to build this important route, which will assist relieve traffic congestion on other highways, especially the Srinagar Highway,” he stated.
The 35-kilometer Margalla Road was supposed to end at Bhara Kahu after starting from G.T. Road near Sangjani, however the CDA has chosen to skip Bhara Kau and connect with Murree Road at Satra Meel instead.