ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Capital Development Authority is primed to open another slip road and first flyover of under construction Zero Point Interchange by end of current month to traffic plying to and from Faisal Avenue, Kashmir Highway and Suharwardy Road. We are set to open third slip road and a flyover of Zero Point Interchange by end of this month. This would follow the opening of first loop being constructed along National Monument, said CDA Member Engineering Abdul Jabbar Melano. The would-be opened slip road would link Faisal Avenue and Khayaban-e-Suharwardy whereas the flyover would connect Faisal Avenue with Kashmir Highway passing over the Suharwardy Road. Carpeting of the slip road has already been started and so is about flyover where work is in final stage. All the slip roads and flyovers are being constructed four lanes (two on each side) but the main avenues and highways would be upgraded to five and six lanes. The member engineering said the Authority has already opened two slip roads to traffic moving to and from Faisal Avenue and Peshawar Mor. He said the previous entries to these roads would remain opened until the people get used to these newly opened roads as presently majority of the drivers are reluctant to adopt new routes and prefer to take the previous ones. The contractor M/s Maqbool Associates has also started construction work on main bridge of Zero Point Interchange falling on Faisal Avenue as piling has already been completed. Though CDA is facing several issues regarding security and diversion of fast-moving traffic to alternate routes yet it is striving to achieve target much ahead of schedule, said Jabbar Melano. A senior official privy to the project only one-fourth of the required number of dumpers are being allowed inside the federal capital and even those issued security passes have to face several hurdles moving around the city. The second hurdle is the VIP route as the workers have to stop work to provide Islamabad Traffic Police clear route for VIP movement, wasting almost two to three hours. He said the work on the loop designed along National Monument has already been initiated that would take about a month more to complete. The member engineering said in order to avoid traffic congestion at ZTBL crossroad, the CDA has already constructed a roundabout some 200 meters away from the intersection, closing the existing entry points of sector G-8 and ZTBL. CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi has also directed the contractor to keep up the fast pace of work to complete project within minimum possible time without compromising over quality of work. Taking cognizance of the commuters woes, he has also directed the contractor to provide maximum free moving space to them and adopt all safety measures around project area to avert any untoward incident.