Rawalpindi: The Punjab government has approved in principle the plans to initiate construction work on the Dadhocha Dam, for which, land-acquisition process will commence in July – a news source reported.
The provincial government has also finalised the plans for bringing water from Chahan Dam.
As per reports, Dadhocha Dam will be constructed near Dadhocha village in Rawalpindi Division. For this purpose, the executive recently allocated funds worth PKR 5 billion in its provincial budget for FY2019-20.
On the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, officials of the revenue department visited the proposed construction site on Monday. This water supply scheme is expected to be completed at a cost of PKR 6 billion.
After construction of the dam, the installation of water supply lines and construction of water treatment plants will commence in the second phase.
Moreover, the government has allocated funds for laying water supply lines from Chahan Dam to its adjoining areas, as well as setting up a water treatment plant. These initiatives would help ensure water supply to the residents of Adiala Road and other parts of Rawalpindi Cantt.
According to the officials, work on laying water supply lines from Chahan Dam will start in the first quarter of the new fiscal year.