ISLAMABAD: Construction work on 25.6 kilometre Peshawar Morr-New Islamabad Airport Metro Bus Service is continuing at a fast pace and the project is likely to be completed by the end of April.
National Highway Authority (NHA) spokesman Kashif Zaman told APP that all bridges of package-I and IV have been completed while over 80 per cent bridges of package-II and III have been completed. He also said that all the underpasses of the project had been completed except for package-III, where 92 per cent of the underpasses had been completed.
He also said that all the culverts of the projects had been completed.
About the overall progress, he said that over 80 per cent progress had been achieved on civil works of first three packages while the 94 per cent progress has been achieved on the last package.
It is worth a mentioning that for ensuring timely completion, the project has been divided into four packages including package-I from Peshawar Morr to NUST, package-II from NUST to GT Road, package-III from GT Road to Motorway Interchange and package-IV from Motorway Interchange to New airport.
The length of package-I is 8km, length of package-II is 3.8km, length of package-III is 8.3km while package-IV has 5.5 km length, Kashif said.
Giving a breakup of the package-wise expenditure of the project, he said that the cost of the four packages would be Rs6.58 billion, Rs5.5 billion, Rs1.38 billion and Rs1.63 billion respectively.
To a question, the NHA spokesman said that the project will have 9 bus stations including NHA station, G-10 station, NUST station, G-1 station, GT Road station, Badana Kalan station, Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway and Islamabad-Lahore Motorway Junction station and Airport station.