Rawalpindi: The Punjab government recently announced its decision to extend the Lahore Ring Road Authority (LRRA)’s jurisdiction across the entire province — with this initiative leading to the authority taking charge of the development of the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project, according to news sources.
In this regard, the provincial government proceeded to notify the ministry of planning, development and special initiatives of its decision. A senior divisional administration officer revealed that the Punjab government had made the decision to launch the project with the help of the LRRA after consulting with senior engineers and officials.
As per the information available, the LRRA will execute this project with funding provided by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank or some other development partner. The divisional administration already has the PC-1 for the project’s land acquisition — which is expected to be sent to the for approval to the Punjab Planning and Development Department in the coming week.
A senior official from the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has already allocated PKR 4 billion for land acquisition. He also revealed that the LRRA had already established a project management unit at the commissioner’s office and that the RDA had handed over all project documents to the authority.
Furthermore, Rawalpindi Commissioner (retired) Captain Mohammad Mehmood affirmed that section four of the Punjab Land Revenue Act has been enforced in the Ring Road route (covering 64 kilometres).