Govt releases Rs85.9b for development projects of NHA.
ISLAMABAD – The government has so far released Rs85.9 billion for development projects of National Highway Authority (NHA) out of the total allocation of Rs95.67 billion under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2019-20.
According to latest data released by the Planning Commission, an amount of Rs 18.5 billion has been released for construction of a motorway from Burhan-Hakla on M-1 to Dera Ismail Khan. For the construction of infrastructure and allied works for metro bus services Peshawar Morr-New International Airport Islamabad, the amount released so far was Rs 3.533 billion, while the total allocation for this project for the year 2019-20 is Rs4.5 billion. Similarly, the government also issued Rs 3.5 billion for construction of blacktop road Yakmatch-Kharan via Dostain Wadh Khurmagai, whereas for Rs2.6 billion has been released for construction of a 6-lane highway from Kala Shah Kaku to Lahore ring road. For improvement, up-gradation and widening of Jaglot-Skardu road, an amount of Rs5.5 billion has been released out of a total allocation of Rs 7.4 billion while for Lahore-Multan motorway, the government released Rs4.5 billion. Likewise, an amount of Rs 4 billion out of a total allocation of Rs6.5 billion has been released for Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway, whereas for improvement and widening of additional 2-lanes on either side of Thokar Niaz Baig to Hudyiara Drain Multan Road, Lahore, an amount of Rs2 billion has been released.