Islamabad is Getting a Double Road to Pir Sohawa

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Islamabad is Getting a Double Road to Pir Sohawa

The Pir Sohawa Road connects Margalla Hills National Park, the federal capital, and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. To reduce traffic bottlenecks, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is considering expanding this road. The road will also act as a diversion to Bari Imam.

Pir Sohawa Road traffic has turned into a headache for the Capital Territory Administration, according to CDA Chairman Captain (r) Noor-ul-Amin Mengal at the National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Coordination meeting, which was presided over by MNA Nuzhat Pathan.

According to him, traffic congestion on the Pir Sohawa Road during the holidays threatens ecology and wildlife because of the high levels of car emissions.

A welcome and information centre along Pir Sohawa Road in the national park is another project that the civic organisation is currently working on (PC-1). Mengal noted that surveys are being conducted to make the existing road a double road and to provide a different route to Pir Sohawa.

For the first time in 70 years, the CDA chief reported to the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) that the national park had been fenced. He said that reusable plastics were used to construct the benches, gazebos, and trash cans in the nation’s capital in an effort to lessen plastic pollution.

When Mengal posted the proposal to his Twitter account earlier, it was met with criticism as well. Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s current minister for climate change, was another voice raising concerns with this proposal. Regardless, it appears that the civic organisation is prepared to start building this road as soon as it is approved.

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