ISLAMABAD - Capital Development Authority (CDA) has opened the western side of Soan Bridge at the Islamabad Highway after completion of major rehabilitation work on the project. The Prime Minister will formally inaugurate the project after completion of protection work, draining of nullahs and other minor work at the bridge. The project of the rehabilitation of the longest bridge of Islamabad has been completed at a cost of Rs 182.080 million. Work on 457 meters long bridge was commenced in June 2009 and has been completed in a record time of six months. 13-meter wide bridge caters the needs of around 20,000 vehicles, which pass the bridge every day. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Chairman, CDA said that authority was making all out efforts to improve the road infrastructure in and around the federal capital to facilitate the residents and people visiting Islamabad. He appreciated the concerned CDA formation for completing the project before time and expressed hope that similar pace of work would be carried on the other ongoing projects as well. He said that the actual date of completion of the Soan bridge was April 23 2010, however, authority has completed the project around five months before the completion date. He said that work on ongoing projects has been expedited and these projects would be completed within stipulated time so that public may be facilitated in a better way. He said that two loops of the Zero Point Interchange had been opened whereas the remaining project would be completed by the mid of 2010 against its completion date of December 2010.