RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s notice on the increase in cost of Rawalpindi Ring Road project and changes in the Master plan. In a statement, President Mohammad Nasir Mirza said that the business community was deeply concerned over the demarcation of the Ring Road project, the alleged increase in cost and changes in the master plan.
We demand that immediate action be taken against the elements for whom these alleged changes have been made and that those involved be brought to justice and that the project should not be further delayed.
The business community of Rawalpindi believed that the Ring Road project will be a game changer for Rawalpindi. It is an important project for the development of Rawalpindi.
It should be completed as soon as possible, he urged. The layout plan, delimitation and compensation process should be kept transparent. Investors should not be left at the mercy of the land mafia, he added. A committee should be formed on the platform of the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce to liaise with the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) and the Commissioner’s Office.
He said that the main objective of the project is to establish new industry, shift markets, solve traffic problems and promote cottage industry.
As per media reports it had been brought to the notice of the prime minister that due to some changes in the alignment plan of the road, the cost of the project had gone up from Rs40bn to Rs65bn.