ISLAMABAD, Jan 29 (APP):The federal government has so far released Rs 16.266 billion for Lahore-Multan Motorway (M-3 section) of Karachi-Lahore Motorway.

The government has allocated Rs 40.666 billion for this project under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2018-19, said a latest data issued by ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms.
Meanwhile an official of National Highway Authority (NHA) said that the physical work of Lahore-Abdul Hakeem section of M-3 had already been completed, however due to some technical issues such as delay in approval for deployment of motorway police of this section, the section could not be opened on time.
Now the section is scheduled to be open for traffic by February 15, the official added.
Among other development projects of NHA, for construction of motorway from Burhan to Hakla on M-1 to Dera Ismail Khan, the government has so far released Rs 10 billion out of total allocation of Rs 25 billion whereas Rs 1 billion have been released for Land Acquisition , Affected properties compensation and relocation of utilities for construction of Burhan/Hakla to D.I. Khan Motorway.
Overall, the government has released an amount of Rs 37.76 billion for 45 new and ongoing projects of NHA out of total allocation of Rs 112.997 billion for the fiscal year 2018-19.