Capital Development Authority (CDA) has approved the hiring of a consultant for carrying out expansion, rehabilitation and up-gradation of IJ Principal Road. Instructions have been issued that advertisement regarding hiring of services of consultant should be released in the national dailies. The consultant will prepare complete feasibility of rehabilitation work particularly focusing on traffic load. The plan includes the designing of rehabilitation of IJ Principal Road and its widening. Moreover, consultant will also prepare design of additional two lane rigid pavement on both sides of the road while need based provision of culverts and improvements in existing culverts will be also prepared. The consultant will also prepare and propose consolidated designs of interchanges at intersections of IJ P Road at 9th avenue, 10th avenue and 11th avenue. Preparation of drainage design will be also in scope of work of the consultant. The nine-km-long 10th Avenue project will be completed under the Public Sector Development Programme in 2020-21. A sum of Rs1 billion has been allocated by the Federal Government for the project. The consultant will be given six months to complete the job. The project will serve as an alternate route for the residents of I-10, I-11 and nearby areas.