26-Sep-2006 -- After successfully visiting the Confluence at 33N 74E (Bhimber), the Hagler Bailly Pakistan Team organized a trip to the Confluence Point near Sargodha and Bhalwal area.
Sargodha city founded in the year 1903, was a great step to convert this great wilderness, lying between the River Jhelum and Chenab into a throbbing city and in the process converted a large barren area into a great green with significant agricultural activity. Ethnically it is a city of diverse cultures. The natives of the neighboring areas, like Shahpur, Sahiwall, Khushab, and Bhera, shifted to this new city. Land was allotted to the inhabitants of Gujrat and Sialkot districts and people from those districts migrated in great numbers bringing with them their own culture and traditions.
We all arrived at Golra Choke (our rendez vous point enroute to the Islamabad - Lahore Motorway) from different parts of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. It was 6:30 in the morning when we headed out for our second confluence point this month.
We went by the Motorway till the Mid Rangjha interchange; from there we turned towards the Sargodha.
We stopped for breakfast on the way, at a designated rest area on the motorway, located in the town of Chakri. On the menu were fried Nans (a kind of bread fried with oil), omeletes and tea.
We reached Mid Rangha at 9:30 AM. Having driven through mud roads, we got to our destination. We managed to record the point (with relative ease) on our GPS at 10:00 am. Locating this confluence point did not require much effort as it was only 15 km from the motorway and only about a kilometer off the road from the motorway exit road and Mid Rangjha leading to Sargodha.
On the way back we had lunch at the house of one of our team members Mohammad Ali Rao, who took us to his ancestral home in the village of Bhalwal.
We have made also a small movie of some selected moments of our excursion in trying to get to this confluence point.