RAWALPINDI  – The Rawal Town Municipal Administration (RTMA) will undertake repair and maintenance of five main roads of the city with an estimated cost of Rs22.34 million.

Rawal Town Administrator Saif Anwar Jappa said that the 4th-B Road from Chandani Chowk to Saidpur Road would be expanded from 18 feet to 40 feet costing Rs12.34 million.

Median of the roads would have greenery and RTMA would also start beautification scheme for four main roads of the city, he added. He said that Rawal Road, 5th B Road, Saidpur Road and 6th Road would also be improved and turned into model roads.

He said a huge amount has been spent on rehabilitation and widening of roads and encroachment along the roads would be removed in Rawal Town. RTMA staff has been directed to start development activities including removal of encroachments, maintenance of green belts and median, removal of wall chalking and proper functioning of street lights besides covering of manholes, the administrator added.

Online adds: Non-carpeting of street number 2 of Dhok Syedan has added to the miseries of the residents.

Width of this street is already minimal that is only 4 feet. This street turns into pond of stinking water even if light shower hits it. This is all due to heavy digging in therein. Cantonment Board has done digging work in the street for laying water supply line but it was not filled, said a group of residents.

Due to flooding stinking water in the street it has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and dengue fever sword continues to hang overheads, said Mukhtaran Bibi a housewife. “We cannot go to mosques to offer prayers as filth sticks to our clothes whenever we try to pass through the street,” said a group of faithful. Residents demanded immediate carpeting of the street otherwise they will be forced to hold protest demonstrations.