Over Rs5b approved for development projects in NA-53

Many mega projects of the constituency have been approved in the budget

Rawalpindi   -    The government has approved Rs. 5 billion 5 crore and 28 lac for the construction and repair of roads in Rawalpindi’s constituency NA-53 including the mega remodelling project of Kachehri which will get Rs. 2 billion. 

Rs.1.5 billion have been allocated for the Adiala Road Flyover which is the second much-needed project of Rawalpindi, whereas, Rs. 20 crore will be spent for the completion of Mahota-Mohra Dam.  

Talking to APP here on Saturday, Member National Assembly (MNA) and Chairman Coordination Committee, Eng. Raja Qamar ul Islam shared details of development schemes for his constituency approved in the budget for the financial year 2024-25. He informed that Rs. 5 crore for Rescue 1122 and Rs.1.34 crore for completion of Girls College Jhata Hatial will be sanctioned.  

He stated that many mega projects of NA 53 have been approved in the budget.  

With a cost of Rs2 billion, the road from Khawaja Corporation to Gorakhpur is being constructed and broadened, along with the construction of a flyover at Khawaj Corporation at Rs1.5 billion has also been approved to address severe rush, he said adding that the project would facilitate the residents and travellers of Chontra, Rawat, Dhamman, Kaliyal, Dhamial, Adiala and Gorakhpur areas.

Construction of the road from Chakri Adda to Haryanwala via Bilawal Adda for Rs. 35 crore will be released in this financial year, he informed.  He said that a grant of Rs 6.2 million has been approved for the construction of Chakri-Dhadambar road which will be completed within the same financial year. Similarly, he said that Rs. 5.5 crore will be spent on outstanding work on Kararr Road. 

Another important road connecting Chakri road with Adiala areas through Jarar camp-Kachi Jorian will be constructed at Rs. 21 crore.  Although only Rs. 1 crore 3 million will be released for it this year, but in view of its importance, every effort will be made to complete it by releasing more funds in this financial year, he said. The Jorian-Chakri Road construction will be done separately for which Rs. 27 crore have been allocated. Apart from this, the Moorat Road from Main Chakri Road will also be completed with funds of Rs. 5 crore.  

Eng Qamar said that the Chakri-Jorian Road project was kept under MNA funds but from now onwards the project would be a part of the mega projects. He further informed that little funds of Rs. 2 crore only were available currently but more funds would be obtained for the Jorian-Chakri and Kuchi Jorian-Jarar Camp Roads.

The complete release of Chuck Beley Bypass will be completed same year with the cost of Rs. 4.84 crore, he said.

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