News sources said on November 23 that work on the 45-kilometer road connecting Gujrat with the districts of Hafizabad and Wazirabad would begin in the coming months.
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The road will be an important part of building up the new Gujrat division’s infrastructure. According to the government’s tender, the project will cost PKR 8.2 billion. It will start at the University of Hafizabad campus, which is still being built, and go all the way to Khanki headworks, which is on the border of Gujrat district. From there, a 19-kilometer road is already being built to Machiana village, which is where the Gujrat divisional complex is supposed to be built.
In addition, the small road along the bank of the Lower Chenab Canal (LCC) will be carpeted and widened up to 44 feet. This will make it easier to get to the divisional headquarters from Hafizabad district and the newly created Alipur Chattha tehsil of Wazirabad district.
It’s important to know that the Punjab government just approved making Gujrat its own 10th division, with Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, and Hafiz Abad as its districts.