11 mega projects okayed to ensure smooth traffic in Peshawar


PESHAWAR – Keeping in view the frequent blockade of roads and increasing flow of vehicles, a high level meeting, held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti on Wednesday, approved at least 11 mega projects.
The meeting was also attended by senior ministers Rahim Dad Khan and Bashir Ahmad Bilour, Sports and Tourism Minister Syed Aqil Shah, Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Chief Secretary Ghulam Dastgir Akhtar, Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) Director General Qazi Laeeq Ahmad and others.
Qazi Laeeq briefed the participants about the proposals aimed at ensuring smooth flow of traffic and making easy access to the transport around the city.
Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain told the journalists that the work on Gulbahar Fly Over, to be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 670 million, would be started in the second week of this month and added that the fly over would go along one kilometer from Ring Road Bridge till Gul Bahar Chawk on main G T Road.
He further said the work on another fly over from Nishtar Hall till Bacha Khan Chawk on Charsada Road with an estimated cost of Rs two billion would be commenced from the second week of coming April.
Similarly, the construction work on an incomplete portion of Ring Road from Charsada Road till Jamrud Road would also be started during this period, he added.
He said the government could be in a better position to settle the road blockade issue inside the city with the completion of these projects He said the government was also planning to construct several other roads for easing burden on the existing roads.