Govt releases Rs 37359 million for ongoing NHA projects


ISLAMABAD, Jan 22 (APP):Out of a total allocation of Rs185197.800 million under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), the government has released Rs37759 million for ongoing road infrastructure projects of National Highway Authority.An official source told APP on Tuesday that for construction of Lahore-Multan Motorway (M-3 section), Rs40666 million have been earmarked out which Rs16266 million have been released to date. He said that Rs1020 million have been released for 18.3 km long six-lane ring road from Kala Shah Kaku to Lahore.
For construction of infrastructure and allied works for Metro Bus Services Peshawar Morr – New Islamabad International Airport (Length 25.6 km) Rs 2500 million have been allocated and so far Rs1000 million have been released.
He said for construction of KKH Phase-II Havelian-Thakot (118.057 KM) Part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)-Revised figure of PSDP stands at Rs 22800 million out of which Rs 600 million have been released.
He said that revised figure of Rs2000 million have been allocated for Improvement, Up-gradation and Widening of Jaglot -Skardu Road (S-1,167 km) out of which Rs1400 million have been released. For Lowari Road Tunnel and Access Roads Project Rs1500 million have been allocated and so far Rs500 million released, the official source informed.

He said that revised allocation for 32.2 km Peshawar Northern Bypass stands at Rs3500 million out of which Rs700 million have been released. For construction of four-lane bridge across Indus River linking Layyah with Taunsa including two-lane approach road and river training works total allocation Rs400 million has been made out of which Rs25 million have been released. Moreover, he said, Rs25 million have been allocated for construction of 4-lane Bridge and 2- lane approach roads across River Indus connecting Kallurkot with D I Khan out of which Rs400 million have been released so far.