ISLAMABAD, Oct 12 (APP):In line with directive of State Minister for Communications Murad Saeed, the National Highway Authority has accelerated pace of removing encroachments along its network throughout the country.

Under the 75 days action plan NHA has cleared 119 kanal land worth to Rs. 1098 million from the encroachers. The encroachment removal activity will be extended to 3131 locations countrywide, in the coming days. As per details 13 encroachments have been removed from Indus Highway and N-5 spreading over 45 Marlas.

In Multan 57 encroachments are removed leading to clearing more than 101 Marla land. In Bahawalpur 55 encroachments at 72 Marla, in Rahimyar Khan 425 encroachments from 1036 Marla, in Wazirabad 35 encroachments from 40 Marla land, in Lahore 197 encroachments from 302 Marla land and in Rawalpindi 561 encroachments at 841 Marla land have been removed todate.

This anti encroachment drive will continue by 9 December, 2018 and 3131 encroachments will be demolished. Necessary arrangements are underway to clear the right of way of National Highway Authority in D.I Khan and other cities.

These encroachments are obstructing free flow of traffic. Further vegetation cut work is also in progress along the National Highway Authority network to enhance the beauty of road network.

Chairman NHA Jawwad Rafique Malik is supervising this activity personally on daily basis to achieve the targets as per schedule.