Government has planned to build an extension of federal capital Islamabad near town of Rawat. Rawat is a town in Tehsil Murree of Rawalpindi district. According to news details, 12Bn US Dollars will be invested in this project of building the new city. It will be built between Rawat and Margala Hills. Idea of this city came from Shaikh Zaid Avenue, Dubai. Multi-storey commercial buildings will be constructed while a new airport near Rawat and two ring roads between Islamabad and Rawalpindi are also included in this project. New and Old Islamabad will be linked via an underground tunnel.
Government intends to start this project as early as possible. CDA is working to get 25,000 acres land for this project. It is estimated that it will cost about 70 billion rupees for the acquisition of land. District Collector Rawalpindi has already granted permission for land survey and other necessary actions.
Construction of this project will surely add a glorious look to Islamabad and will also helpful to accommodate more people and cause business prosperity in federal capital. This huge investment will also boost business, economic and industrial activities in the country, people will be got employed and industry will strengthened. It will also cause indirect investment in construction and real estate industry.
We hope that dream of this project will become true and will not be proved as just a paper project or rumor as there were few other news of such mega projects in Pakistan in near past like World's Tallest Building Project in Karachi.
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