Jinnah Avenue to be made signal free

ISLAMABAD – The Capital Development Authority has announced to upgrade Jinnah Avenue as signal free road to provide smooth traffic flow around Blue Area, the commercial hub of Islamabad.

View of Islamabad and Rawalpindi from Space, p...

View of Islamabad and Rawalpindi from Space, photgraph released by NASA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this connection, CDA Chairman Engineer Farkhand Iqbal chaired a meeting in which he directed the Engineering Wing to develop all missing facilities on roads across the capital city. He said the CDA has already allocated Rs 150 million for repair and maintenance of the roads, carpeting in the markets, roundabouts and footpaths in different areas of Islamabad. He said the on Jinnah Avenue, the CDA would construct fish-bellies or install cat’s eyes to ensure smooth movement of vehicles and avert any untoward incidents. The chairman said the CDA will also construct safe U-turns on the road, where it deems necessary.He said the Engineering Wing would soon submit a detailed design of the project before the CDA Board that would approve it for execution. The CDA chief said a comprehensive plan to resolve parking issue of Blue Area is also being worked out, though the CDA has already specified a service road for the purpose along Fazl-e-Haq Road.

Source: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/01-May-2012/jinnah-avenue-to-be-made-signal-free