Islamabad: The Korang Bridge extension project is currently under construction and is expected to be finished by December end 2022. Interior Minister Rana Sanullah provided this guarantee last Thursday in the Senate.
In response to a query from Senator Fawzia Arshad, Mr. Sanaullah acknowledged that the Korang Bridge project had been delayed and predicted that it would take an additional four months to complete.
According to the interior minister, the private contractor slowed down work as a result of an unprecedented price increase in construction materials. Furthermore, he stated that the project wasn’t finished in the allotted 15 months.
It was seen that the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) was given the contract with a four-month completion window and no cost change. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) had previously sent a notification to the contractor who had been chosen for the Korang Bridge extension project on the Islamabad Expressway in March of this year.
The project was meant to be finished by December 2021, as per the PC-I, but the contractor missed the deadline. Later, he abandoned the project midway through, and the CDA hired the FWO to finish the job.
One of the busiest routes in the city, the expressway carries both light and heavy traffic, especially going to and from Lahore. Between Punjab, Azad Kashmir, the northern regions, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the road serves as a crucial link.
The CDA won the aforementioned contract for the bridge’s widening in order to end the traffic jam, and work is now anticipated to be finished in about 4 months.
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