Lahore: The Punjab Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) recently approved the development of 23 schemes pertaining to the road sector. The estimated cost was calculated around to PKR 1,72, 514.999 million and the same amount was proposed to the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for inclusion in the budget.
The road widening schemes were approved during the 30th meeting of the PDWP of the current fiscal year of 2020-21. The meeting was presided by Planning & Development Board Chairman Abdullah Khan Sumbal and some of the prominent attendees included Provincial Secretary P&D Imran Sikandar Baloch, Assistant Chief Coordinator Shahid Idrees, provincial secretaries and other senior representatives of the relevant departments.
The approved schemes included:
- Dualization of Vehari- Abdul Hakim Road, District Vehari/ Khanewal at the cost of PKR 10,634.461 million.
- Dualization of road from Karam Dad Qureshi (N-70) to Layyah District Muzaffargarh/ Layyah at the cost of PKR 28,576. 490 million.
- Dualization of road from Lahore-Sargodha Khushab Mianwali Road, District Khushab at the cost of PKR 10,863.294 million
- Dualization of road from Sial Morr Interchange (M-2) to District boundary Sargodha – District Sargodha at the cost of PKR 19,984.143 million
In addition to the above mentioned, 19 other road schemes were approved and the proposal was sent to PSDP.