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Construction of Ring-Road around Islamabad essential for smooth traffic flow: Warraich

Islamabad, December 06, 2012 (PPI-OT): Construction of a Ring-Road around the Federal Capital is essential for controlling traffic inflow as number of heavy vehicles plying on different roads of the federal capital has significantly increased resulting into traffic problems.

These remarks were made by Mr.Mehmood Ahmed Warraich, Senior Vice President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) while presiding a meeting at Chamber House. He said that the current traffic problems are due to mismanagement of civic agency, which failed to implement its master plan for the federal capital, thus there is a dire need to construct a ring road around Islamabad for controlling heavy traffic and loaded vehicles which have to face immense problems while entering in the Federal Capital.

Mr.Warraich was of the view that modern infrastructure could promote economic and commercial activities, therefore the plan of modern traffic management system and construction of a ring road should be executed to ensure smooth traffic flow. He said that number of road accidents, infrastructural damage and security hazards have been increasing significantly due to heavy vehicles within the city.

He cited the examples of ring roads in various metropolitans of UK, Europe, China, and most Commonwealth countries which were using such roads for controlling heavy traffic mess.

Mr.Warraich said that Islamabad is the hub for all the governmental activities as well as the centre of all industrial and commercial activities as a daily traffic volume of above 100,000 vehicles which is received by Tarnol toll Plaza and Faizabad interchange, therefore it is high time to construct a single-free ring road around Islamabad to improve the traffic flow as years have gone by and no one in the government has ever bothered to improve the traffic situation.

ICCI Senior Vice President said that by financing infrastructure projects like access roads and ring road network would accelerate business activates. In order to make the public sector spending more effective, public spending policy must have priority for removing infrastructure obstruction, he maintained.

For more information, contact:
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526 and 225 3145
Fax: +9251 225 2950
Email: icci@brain.net.pk
Website: www.icci.com.pk

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