ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The government has released Rs 22,775 million to the National Highway Authority (NHA) under the Public Sector Development Sector (PSDP) till December 18.
About Rs 4,000 million had been released for Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Section (230 km) of Karachi-Lahore Motorway (KLM) and Rs 1,050 million for 387 kilometre Multan- Sukkur Section of the KLM, an official source told media on Thursday.
The official said Rs 2,740 million was released for 120 km portion of Thakot to Havelian road (Phase-I of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) while Rs 3,000 million for land acquisition.
Rs 800 million, he said, had been released to ensure timely completion of Lowari Tunnel and access roads in Dir district.
Similarly, Rs 460 million was released for the construction of a bridge over the Indus River at Qazi Ahmed Amri, including Skrand Bypass (Nawab Shah) and Rs 190 million for building a bridge on the Chinab River linking Shorkot and Garh Maharaja in Jhang district.
He said Rs 440 million had been released for a 57 km section of Faisalabad-Multan Motorway, including land acquisition (Multan).
About Rs 560 million had been released for 200 km Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab Section of M-8 and Rs 2,500 million for widening and improvement of Hoshab-Nag-Basima-Surab Highway (N-85), the official said.