PM Imran to lay the groundbreaking for the Ring Road project. People in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would likely lay the foundation stone for a long-awaited project on Saturday afternoon. The project is called R3, and it’s supposed to make the city more efficient and safe.
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The Punjab government has given Rs5.9 billion to buy land for the 38.3-kilometre road. Rs2.3 billion has been spent out of it, and more money is coming in.
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Six lanes will be built in the road, and four interchanges will be built on Banth-Chak Beli Khan Road, Adiala Road, Chakri Road, and Thalian Roads. At the last year end, Prime Minister Imran Khan learned about alleged changes to the project’s alignment. These changes, which he said could have raised the project’s cost by Rs25 billion, also benefited some private housing societies.
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After an investigation at the top level of the provincial government, it was found that changes had been made to the actual plan of the road to building new roads.
The Punjab government scrapped the old project and made a new one for the new alignment from Rawat to Thallian near the Motorway.
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