The Punjab government has agreed to fix up 10 roads in Gujrat. At a cost of Rs312 million, a six-kilometer stretch of the Gujrat-Jalalpur Jattan Road will be fixed up all the way to the Hafiz Hayat campus Road at the University of Gujrat.
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Before, a five-kilometer stretch from Jalalpur Jattan city to UoG Road had been widened and fixed up with money from the federal government for PML-Q MNA Hussain Elahi’s district in 2021.
The Punjab government has agreed to fix up 10 main roads, most of which are in rural areas of Gujrat. In the development budget for the next fiscal year, there are no plans to build roads in Gujrat City.
Official sources said that most of the Rs500 uplift schemes proposed by each PML-N lawmaker and former ticket-holder could not be included in next year’s Annual Development Program (ADP) because the proposals were late and the ADP had already been set.
A six-kilometer stretch of road leading to UoG will be fixed.
The officials said that the plans could be added to the ADP as extra grants in the future. However, they said that few of the road infrastructure plans proposed by Gujrat’s only PML-N MNA Abid Raza Kotla, the prime minister’s adviser Qamar Zaman Kaira, and former MPA Mian Tariq Mehmood Dinga had been approved.
The officials said that PML-Q MNA Moonis Elahi had proposed fixing up a six-kilometer section of the Gujrat-Jalalpur Jattan Road and three other roads long before Usman Buzdar quit as chief minister of Punjab. Former PML-N lawmakers from Gujrat also supported the scheme.
The road has been in bad shape for a long time, and the number of accidents that happen every day on that part of the road is alarming, according to officials from Rescue 1122.
Residents of both Gujrat and Jalalpur Jattan cities and the UoG administration had been asking for the road to be widened and fixed up. The road leads to the Sialkot-Lahore motorway and the Sialkot international airport via the Shahbazpur bridge over the Chenab river.
The Gujrat-Sargodha Road’s 18 km from Shaheen Chowk to Mungowal will cost Rs475 million, the Gujrat-Bhimbher Road’s 8.25 km from Bhelesar Morr to Daulatnagar will cost Rs300 million, Head Ali Beig (Bhimbher’s border with Azad Jammu and Kashmir) to Sara-i-Alamgir city’s 19 km will cost Rs636 million, Guj.
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