Leh Expressway to end urban flooding threat in Pindi

Project worth Rs61 billion, would be completed under public-private partnership


Our Correspondent September 30, 2020
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RAWALPINDI:

Leh Expressway would be a unique project which would help eliminate the threat of flash flooding in the city particularly low lying areas, Rawalpindi Commissioner Muhammad Mehmood said on Tuesday.

Acording to a statement, the commissioner said that the project worth Rs61 billion, would be completed under public-private partnership while 16 kilometres long expressway would have four interchanges.

Massive tree plantation would also be carried out along with the Leh Expressway, he said adding, all out efforts would be made to complete the project within shortest possible time frame.

Due to the Expressway, the citizens of twin cities, Rawalpindi and Islamabad would enjoy speedy transportation facility.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 30th, 2020.

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