Rs 78bn released for NHA road infrastructure projects under PSDP

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ISLAMABAD: Out of a total allocation of Rs 188,429.8 million under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2018-19, the government released Rs 78,811.86 million for ongoing road infrastructure projects of National Highway Authority till June 30.

An official source told APP on Friday that for construction of Lahore-Multan Motorway (M-3 section) Rs 40,666 million had been earmarked out which Rs 2,866.2 million were released. He said that out of Rs 2,550 million allocated for the project, Rs 2,020 million have been released for 18.3 km long six-lane ring road from Kala Shah Kaku to Lahore.

He said that for the construction of 118.057 km KKH Phase-II Havelian-Thakot, part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)-Revised figure of PSDP stands at Rs 19,500 million out of which Rs 1,500 million have been released.

He said that revised figures of Rs 2,000 million has been allocated for the ‘Improvement, Up-gradation and Widening’ of Jaglot-Skardu Road (S-1,167 km), which has also been released. For Lowari Road Tunnel and Access Roads Project Rs 1,500 million have been allocated and so far Rs 1,050 million has been released.

He said that the revised allocation for 32.2 km Peshawar Northern Bypass stood at Rs 3,500 million out of which Rs  700 million had been released . For construction of four-lane bridge across river Indus linking Layyah with Taunsa including two-lane approach road and river training works, total allocation of Rs 1,500 million had been made out of which Rs 1,050 million were released.

For construction of infrastructure and allied works for Metro Bus Services of Peshawar Morr-New Islamabad International Airport Rs 2,500 million had been allocated which had been released well in time.

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