On October 20, news sources said that the land revenue department in Punjab had finished figuring out how much it would cost to buy land for the 117-kilometer Kharian-Rawalpindi motorway project.
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The land for the Kharian-Rawalpindi Motorway would be bought from three cities in the following way, according to the sources:
The Gujrat district highway project needs 18,526 kanals and 10 marlas of land: 6,488 kanals and 5 marlas in Gujrat tehsil, 9,074 kanals and 5 marlas in Kharian, and 3,000 kanals in Sara-i-Alamgir tehsil.
Official sources say that the district price assessment committee led by Gujrat Deputy Commissioner (DC) Amer Shahzad Kang and made up of assistant commissioners (ACs) from three tehsils and Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue (ADCR) Aurangzaib Sidhu did the land acquisition assessment.
Also, land acquisition for three more megaprojects planned for the Gujrat district has already been finished. This includes at least 189 kanals and 16 marlas for the Commissioner Complex in Machiana village, where a 90-acre plot of state property is located, and a sewage disposal facility at Hariawala Chowk.
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It is important to know that the Kharian-Rawalpindi Motorway project is a 117-kilometer-long, 4-lane, access-controlled facility that will connect Jhelum, Mangla, Dina, Sohawa, Gujar Khan, Mandra, and end near Rawat near T-Chow. The project will be run on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis and will be done through a Public Private Partnership (PPP).