Govt attaches top priority to timely completion of ongoing NHA projects
The Government has attached top priority to timely completion of ongoing National Highway Authority projects with prime focus on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
An official in Islamabad said out of a total allocation of rupee 156 billion for National Highway Authority's road infrastructure programme rupee 118 billion have been earmarked for ongoing road infrastructure projects.
He said 24 billion rupee have been allocated for 118 km Havelian-Thakot section of Hazara Motorway scheduled to be completed by end of next year.
For Sukkur-Multan Motorway, also part of CPEC, 19 billions rupee have been earmarked to ensure making it functional on scheduled.
For Halka-D I Khan Motorway, he said, 13 billion rupee have been allocated and 1.5 billion rupee have been earmarked for land acquisition, affected properties and relocation of utilities for construction of approach roads of the project.
He said 8.5 billion rupees have been allocated under PSDP for reconstruction and rehabilitation of five roads affected by heavy floods of 2010.
The sources said five billion rupees have been set aside for construction of 184 km Faisalabad-Khanewal section of motorway whereas 4.5 billion rupees have been allocated for completion of remaining works of Lahore- Abdul Hakeem Motorway.
The official said 3.5 billion rupees have been earmarked for improvement and widening of Jaglot-Skardu road and a similar amount has been allocated for land acquisition of Sukkur- Hyderabad Motorway.
He said two billion have been allocated for construction of 106 km Basima- Khuzdar highway.