ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday presided over a meeting on the Sialkot-Kharian-Rawalpindi Motorway.
In the meeting, the prime minister was briefed that the National Highway Authority (NHA) is not only building more new roads but is also working hard to ensure the best quality and cheaper rates.
The prime minister was informed that 27 new road projects of 1,753 kilometers have been initiated by the governments.
It is worth mentioning to note that a 4-lane road is being constructed at Rs 17 crore per Kilometer as compared to Rs 37 crore per Kilometer in the previous government’s tenure.
Moreover, the recently launched Sialkot-Kharian Motorway is also being built Rs 10 crore per Kilometer cheaper than Sialkot-Lahore Motorway built by the previous government.
In his remarks, the prime minister said that “We are aimed at building better and cost-effective road infrastructure to spur economic activities in the Country.”
“Extending Sialkot-Kharian Motorway up to Rawalpindi would be a game-changer infrastructure project that would ensure efficient transportation of goods and services in the region,” he added.
The prime minister directed the authorities concerned to take all necessary measures to build quality infrastructure at the minimum possible cost to save valuable financial resources of the Country.
The meeting was attended by the Communications Minister Murad Saeed, the Planning Minister Asad Umar, the Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, the Advisor on Finance Shaukat Fayyaz Tarin, and senior officers concerned.