Rawalpindi Ring Road project worth Rs23bn included in PSDP. The government has included the Rawalpindi Ring Route project in its public sector development program (PSDP) after failing to secure funding for the road through a public-private partnership.
The project will cost the national exchequer Rs23 billion. The pre-Central Development Working Party has authorized the project (CDWP).
According to sources, the CDWP is also set to award final permission to the Leh Expressway at its November 22 meeting. Additionally, site acquisition for the freeway project has begun. On December 25, Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the groundwork for both projects.
The Punjab government has allocated Rs6 billion for land acquisition for the Rawalpindi Ring Road project, which is projected to cost Rs23 billion.
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The Punjab government will build the Leh Expressway, which has been put on hold for 17 years.
The land acquisition will be approved at the future CDWP meeting.
The construction department and Rawalpindi Development Authority have begun designating the area along the IJP Road for the Leh Expressway, which could destroy 720 dwellings.
Four interchanges and many flyovers will be included on the 16.5-kilometer-long Leh Expressway.
Nullah Leh will be deepened for this purpose using an innovative design that minimises land acquisition costs.
Sewage water will be conveyed to the treatment plant via large trenches, thereby reducing environmental pollution.
Previously, residents raised grave qualms about the Ring Road’s proposed alignment, threatening to conduct a major demonstration on inauguration day if their concerns were not addressed.
According to residents in four locations, including Mira Mohra, Dhaki Kalan, and adjacent villages, the road project’s new course will rob them of commercial and agricultural property.
They had argued that the route should be changed to avoid the arid areas.
Residents, including Haji Fazlur Rehman, Haji Pervez, Chaudhry Abid Mehmood, Raja Hanif Kayani, Raja Zahoor Hussain, Raja Nisar, Raja Ilyas Kayani, Raja Irfan Kayani, Raja Shabir Kayani, and Raja Ehsanul Haq, had threatened to stage a collective protest on the project’s inauguration day if their reservations were not.
They had requested that the Rawalpindi Division Commissioner and other concerned officials take note of the situation, failing to continue with the demonstration outside the parliament.
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