Reaching M2 Motorway Toll Plaza for residents of Eastern Rawalpindi (DHA, Bahria, PWD, Adiala Road, etc.) is a nightmare. Under normal circumstances, it takes 45 to 50 minutes to reach the motorway. During rush hours in Saddar, this time is doubled. If you try to detour through Islamabad using Express Way, under construction Kashmir Highway is a major traffic blockade. Few days back it took me 1 hour 45 minutes to reach home after getting off from the motorway.
Since the construction of Ring Road, Rawalpindi is not in sight in the near future, I propose an interim solution. Road Rawat-Chak Beli Khan- Mohra is the shortest link between Eastern Rawalpindi and Motorway. If Government of Punjab improves the surface of road, making it at least 24ft wide for two-way traffic, and National Highway Authority (NHA) constructs an interchange on its intersection with M2 Motorway near village Mohra, most of traffic problems and traffic congestion on Peshawar road will be solved. Moreover, truck traffic on GT Road (N5) can also be diverted to M2 on this road thus reducing congestion on Islamabad Highway.
Here may I seek special attention of Minister of Interior, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, to use his good office in completion of this project since proposed road falls in his constituency. May I also mention that during past 5 years, at least 6 interchanges have been constructed on M2 between Bhera and Lahore, but not a single one between Bhera and Islamabad. A small allocation of funds by Chief Minister Punjab will solve a major traffic problem in the twin cities.