The government had released Rs 115,670.000 million for the National Highway Authority (NHA) under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2016-17 uptill June 16.
An official source told APP Sunday that out of Rs 163,50 million allocated for Hakla-DI Khan Motorway, Rs 154,00 million had been released so far. Moreover for land acquisition, affected properties compensation for construction of the project Rs 1500 million have been released.
“For widening and improvement of Hoshab-Nag-Basima-Surab Highway, Rs 4500 million had been allocated which have been released,” he added. “For the construction of 118-km Thakot-Havelian Expressway, Rs 100 million have been released while Rs 2200 million have been released for land acquisition for the project,” he said and added, “Rs 150,0 million have been released for the construction of Burhan-Havelian Expressway (E-35).”
He further said for building the Sialkot-Lahore Motorway, a total of Rs 900 million had been disbursed, while Rs 500,0 million have been released for land acquisition. “For Basima-Khuzdar section of China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Rs 310 million have been released,” the source elaborated.
Similarly, he said a sum of Rs 500,00 million had been released for Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Section (230 km) of Karachi-Peshawar Motorway (PKM). “As much as Rs 500,0 million have been released under the PSDP to ensure timely completion of Lowari Tunnel and access roads in district Dir.
He said for Approach Road of Islamabad Airport Link Road Rs 300,000 million have been released. NNI