7th Avenue Interchange faces inordinate delay

ISLAMABAD: The launch of work on the proposed 7th Avenue Interchange at the junction of Srinagar Highway and 7th Avenue near Aabpara is facing an inordinate delay.

On the other hand, citizens are facing traffic congestion on a daily basis at the junction. However, the project, which was initially conceived in 2008, is yet to be launched.

According to CDA officials, once started the project worth Rs1.5 billion will be completed in a year.

In February this year, the CDA received bids from four companies. But the civic agency has yet to open financial bids to award the contract. A board member, however, said technical bids were being evaluated and soon the civic agency will decide the fate of the bids.