RAWALPINDI: Head Of State Imran Khan has asked the rural government to begin work with Leh Expressway and also Flood Channel task worth Rs55 billion by the end of December under public-private collaboration basis.
Talking with Dawn, PTI MNA Sheikh Rashid Shafique claimed the provincial government provided an instruction to the head of state a couple of days ago.
He said Commissioner Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah has actually been appointed as the project director and also he would certainly quickly develop a Project Monitoring System to neglect the homework for the multi-billion task.
A survey for land purchase has been finished as well as the commissioner would certainly quickly start work to acquire the land, he stated, adding there was an alarming requirement to launch the job to offer an alternative route for visitors in between the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad besides an irreversible service to flooding in the location during the downpour.
Commissioner assigned as job director; Job Monitoring Device to be established
On the other hand, an elderly main informed Dawn that the Punjab government intended to start the Urban Regrowth Project to improve framework along the recommended Leh Expressway and also to consist of the task in the Annual Growth Program (ADP).
He included that government officials made a recommendation to form a committee for the Urban Regrowth Project along Leh Nullah as it would certainly create numerous rupees for the rural federal government.
It may be discussed that the Punjab Advancement Working Party (PDWP) gave approval to establish a Job Monitoring System (PMU) on July 4 and also released instructions to begin feasibility research study for urban regeneration along the nullah.
Leh Nullah Expressway’s complete size will be 16.5 kilometres. As many as 1,604 homes fall in the right of way of the suggested expressway as well as 1,279 kanals is to be gotten – 1,035.9 kanals personal land, 132.4 kanals had by Military Engineering as well as Functions, 54.72 kanals of Chaklala Cantonment Board and also 56 kanals of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board.
The survey for land procurement was finished early in 2021 during the period of former commissioner Mohammad Mehmood that is currently in custody of Anti-Corruption Facility in the Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal situation.
After pertaining to power, the PTI government announced to begin two mega projects for Rawalpindi – Rawalpindi Ring Road and Leh Expressway and also Flood Channel. Nevertheless, work with Ring Road job was quit after Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of supposed corruption in the project.
When spoken to, Rawalpindi Advancement Authority (RDA) Chairman Tariq Mehmood said that after the head of state’s instruction in a meeting a few days ago to quicken work with the task, the RDA had actually completed homework.
He said that the divisional commissioner will certainly be the task director as well as he will certainly develop the Job Monitoring Device asap. He stated RDA will certainly provide support to the commissioner in this regard.
“For metropolitan regrowth feasibility study, RDA began the procedure to employ an expert according to the government rules. As numerous as three firms were shortlisted for the research. The expert will be hired and also the selected company will perform the research study within 4 months. The job is most likely to begin by early January,” he stated.