Capital Smart City was launched in 2016. At that time Rawalpindi Ring Road Project was nowhere in the discussions or existence as per se. Capital Smart City location already holds a significance importance in terms of its nearness to Islamabad Airport and the fact that a new business and residential hub is rapidly being developed around the airport in the form of other well-known societies such as Top City -1 and Mumtaz City.
Four years later, Rawalpindi Ring Road Project was launched in 2020. Therefore, Capital Smart City location does not have direct benefits from it; the society is not in the early phases / entering-the-market phase in comparison with other societies named in the Rawalpindi Ring Road Project Scandal. Capital Smart City development has rather attained a mature status.
Besides, Capital Smart City location is already being approved by RDA (Rawalpindi Development Authority) and NHA has recently approved an interchange on M2 Motorway for Capital Smart City. Therefore, the processes and development progress in terms of approvals and construction is ongoing for the society. It is also ensuring compliance with all the suggestions and feedback received from RDA.
However, Capital Smart City location has indirect benefits from the Rawalpindi Road Project, such as it will further improve its accessibility regardless of the original or revised Rawalpindi Ring Road Project Plan.
Capital Smart City location falls under the jurisdiction of RDA and it remains a credible investment opportunity, reliable residential living and lucrative commercial hub in the future.
Current Development on Rawalpindi Ring Road Project
According to the news source, Rawalpindi Commissioner Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah, while briefing the Punjab Chief Secretary via video link, revealed that work has begun on the RRR’s fresh alignment. He stressed that the process to realign the project will be free from corruption.
Responding to the information shared in this briefing, the chief secretary directed the commissioner to share the project’s alternate proposals along with cost estimates as soon as possible to ensure that construction of the road is completed within the same budget.
The chief secretary dismissed all rumors regarding the project being stopped, adding that the project is of huge importance for the residents of Rawalpindi and there is no reason to halt it. He directed the commissioner to submit PC-1 of the RRR project on a priority basis.
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