Rehabilitation of 10 Gujrat roads approved by Punjab government - Newspaper

GUJRAT: A six-kilometre lengthy portion of Gujrat-Jalalpur Jattan Highway as much as the College of Gujrat’s Hafiz Hayat campus Highway can be rehabilitated at a price of Rs312 million.

Earlier, a five-kilometre portion proper from Jalalpur Jattan metropolis to UoG Highway had been dualised and reconstructed by the federal authorities’s funds for PML-Q MNA Hussain Elahi’s constituency in 2021.

The rehabilitation of 10 major roads, primarily within the rural areas of Gujrat, has been accredited by the Punjab authorities. No street infrastructure scheme has been accredited for Gujrat metropolis within the subsequent fiscal yr’s growth price range.

Official sources stated a lot of the Rs500 uplift schemes proposed by every PML-N lawmaker and former ticket-holder may additionally not turn into a part of subsequent yr’s Annual Improvement Program (ADP) for the reason that proposals had been late and the ADP had been finalised.

Six-kilometre street portion resulting in UoG to be mended

The schemes, the officers stated, may later be made a part of the ADP as supplementary grant. Few street infrastructure schemes proposed by Gujrat’s lone PML-N MNA Abid Raza Kotla, prime minister’s adviser Qamar Zaman Kaira and ex-MPA Mian Tariq Mehmood Dinga had been accredited, they stated.

The officers stated the rehabilitation of six-kilometre portion of Gujrat-Jalalpur Jattan Highway and three different roads had really been proposed by PML-Q MNA Moonis Elahi a lot earlier than the resignation of then Punjab chief minister Usman Buzdar. Former PML-N lawmakers from Gujrat too had favoured the approval of the scheme.

The street has been in a dilapidated situation for lengthy and each day street accidents’ ratio in that portion can be alarming as per the Rescue 1122 officers.

The UoG administration and residents of each Gujrat and Jalalpur Jattan cities had been demanding widening and reconstruction of the street which additionally results in Sialkot-Lahore motorway in addition to the Sialkot worldwide airport by way of Shahbazpur bridge over the Chenab river.

The street rehabilitation initiatives embrace Gujrat-Sargodha Highway’s 18km from Shaheen Chowk to Mungowal costing Rs475 million, Gujrat-Bhimbher Highway (Bhelesar Morr to Daulatnagar — 8.25km with Rs300 million value), Head Ali Beig (Bhimbher Azad Jammau Kashmir border) to Sara-i-Alamgir metropolis’s 19km with Rs636 million value, Gujrat-Shadiwal Highway’s 7.50km from Gujrat metropolis to Shadiwal City with Rs180 million value, Tarikha to Khanki headworks’ 11km costing Rs264 million, Gujrat-Dinga Highway’s 14km from Sadoke to Matwanwala with Rs582 million value, Mungowal-Dina Highway’s 22km with Rs879 million value, Kunjah-Dinga Highway’s 18km with Rs390 million value and Kolta to Dilawarpur Highway’s 10km portion costing Rs444 million.

Revealed in Daybreak, June twentieth, 2022

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