Rawalpindi: The government departments concerned have decided to allow the construction of high-rise buildings along the route of the Leh Expressway as part of an effort to make it the new trade and business hub of the city, a news source reported on Saturday.
Reportedly, a formal approval in this regard has also been granted where the authority has increased the high-limit for buildings that will be constructed on the Leh Expressway route, linking the Soan Camp with Rawat.
Moreover, sources further claim that the construction of high-rise buildings will also provide additional employment opportunities to thousands of people – and in turn directly benefitting the people residing around the expressway’s route. Reports also claim that as soon as the expressway gets a formal approval, the construction work on 40 high-rise buildings will begin.
Additionally, the initiation of construction activity will also boost the property price in the neighbourhood and the related industries as per the vision of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan. The project development has been pending for the last 13 years and is deemed ‘vital’ to provide a flood control system, and an alternate route to deal with the traffic influx in Rawalpindi.