Punjab govt approves 8 uplift schemes

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The Punjab Government has approved eight development schemes during the 7th meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of the current financial year 2012-13 which will be executed at an estimated cost of Rs 6,350.478 million. The meeting was presided over by Planning and Development (P&D) Board Chairman Javaid Aslam. The approved schemes include Internal Merit Scholarships at the cost of Rs 299.700 million, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology at a cost of Rs 2618.537 million, Land Acquisition & Partial Development of Area Development Scheme-II at Sheikhupura (Revised) at a cost of Rs 425.710 million, enhancing the capacity of Charrar Drain to cater for rain water of Ring Road at a cost of Rs 301.797 million, widening/improvement of remaining portion of Bedian Road including construction of bridge over BRB Canal having a length of 15.20 kilometer at a cost of Rs 319.672 million, rehabilitation of Gujranwala-Hafizabad road at a cost of Rs 1649.785 million, widening/improvement of Ali Pur Muzaffargarh road (Sec: Shehr Sultan to Alipur) length 21 km at a cost of Rs 725.169 million and construction of high level bridge over River Jhelum at Langarwala Pattan District Sargodha/Khushab (PC-II) at a cost of Rs 10.108 million.