Rs 87, 155 million released for NHA under PSDP

To go with story 'Pakistan-China-economy-transport, FEATURE' by Guillaume LAVALLÉE In this photograph taken on September 29, 2015, Pakistani commuters wait to travel through a newly built tunnel in northern Pakistan's Gojal Valley. A glossy highway and hundreds of lorries transporting Chinese workers by the thousands: the new Silk Road is under construction in northern Pakistan, but locals living on the border are yet to be convinced they will receive more from it than dust. AFP PHOTO / Aamir QURESHI

The government has released Rs 87, 155 million for National Highway Authority (NHA) under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

Talking to APP, an official source said, on Sunday, that out of Rs22, 000 million allocated for Hakla-D I Khan Motorway, Rs 15,400 million had been released so far.

Moreover, Rs 1770, 640 million had been allocated for land acquisition and for affected properties compensation, out of which Rs 1408 million had been released.

For widening and improvement of Hoshab-Nag-Basima-Surab Highway, Rs 4,000 million had been allocated and released.

For the construction of 118 km Thakot-Havelian Expressway, Rs 600 million had been released while Rs 1771,600 million were allocated for land acquisition for the project. Rs 1,110 million had been released for the construction of Burhan-Havelian Expressway (E-35).

For the construction of Sialkot-Lahore Motorway, a total of Rs 4,000 million had been allocated and released.

For Basima-Khuzdar section of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Rs 4,400 million had been released.

A sum of Rs 27,224 million had been released for Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Section (230 km) of Peshawar- Karachi Motorway (PKM). Rs 4400 million had been released under PSDP to ensure timely completion of Lowari Tunnel and access roads in Dir.



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