ISLAMABAD – In order to ease the difficulties of around 6,9000 motorists that pass through the Tarnol railway crossing, The National Highway Authority (NHA) is planning to add extra road lanes and railways gates within a period of six months.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, during a presentation on Tarnol railway crossing traffic solution, instructed NHA to complete the project within six months. He instructed NHA Chairman Shahid Ashraf Tarar to find a solution of the traffic problems at this important intersection.
The NHA chairman informed the minister that in the short term, two U-turns would be made on both sides of the Tarnol railway crossing on N5 while extra lanes would be constructed on this road to ease the flow of traffic on GT road. The number of railway gates would be increased from two to four.
The project would cost Rs 247 million. Nisar has directed NHA to start the work immediately. He also directed the district administration to take special measures to manage traffic flow during this period so that the general public does not suffer.
Tarar informed the minister that this project would facilitate around 69,000 vehicles that pass through the crossing every day. It was decided that the decision regarding the construction of an underpass or flyover at this point on N5 would be taken after consultation with the public representatives of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.