Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), NESPAK and the Rawalpindi Metropolitan Corporation (RMC) has commenced with the land demarcation drive for the Leh Expressway project, a news source reported. To facilitate this measure, the authorities concerned recently banned all kinds of constructions along the Nullah Leh area.
The process has been initiated in Phagwari, Mohan Pura, New Katariya, Dhok Dalal and Fauji Colony. A few constructions in these localities are included in the project’s land and the authorities concerned have approached the Punjab government for the issuance of funds to compensate land owners. This was revealed by the Parliamentary Secretary on Anti-Narcotics Sheikh Rashid Shafique.
Shafique further said that people whose land will be utilised for the expressway will be compensated according to the market value of their properties.
Leh Expressway is expected to cost nearly PKR 80 billion. This 12-metre-wide road will consist of nine flyovers, three underpasses, and two interchanges.