Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Thursday (February 11) provided his approval to the development of the Leh Express project, a news source reported. According to details, the project is expected to cost PKR 65 billion.
He approved the uplift scheme during a meeting. He further directed the officials concerned to complete the zoning of the designated area and modify existing by-laws in order to facilitate the construction of commercial high-rises within the immediate vicinity of the project.
The project is expected to be completed in two years under public-private partnership (PPP). The government intends to construct the expressway on both sides of Nullah Leh in addition to developing two malls on state land.
‘The Nullah Leh expansion project is very important for Rawalpindi as it will safeguard the residents from flood situations,’ the news source quoted the prime minister as saying. He added that the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) initiative and the Leh Expressway project would promote business activity in the city.