Govt to take over ring roads projects

Withdraws Rawalpindi, Kharian-Dinga projects from PPP portfolio

Our Correspondent August 06, 2021
Rawalpindi commissioner asks NesPak to finalise design of 38-kilometres-long ring road from Rawat to Thalian on the Motorway. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE


The Punjab government has decided to withdraw Rawalpindi Ring Road and Kharian-Dinga Road projects from Public-Private Partnership (PPP) portfolio and initiate these projects through own resources.

The decision was made in the 8th meeting of the Public-Private Partnership Policy and Monitoring Board which was held here under the chair of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Thursday.

The meeting decided to initiate Rawalpindi Ring Road and Kharian-Dinga Road projects in PC-1 mode through provincial resources.

The chief minister directed officials concerned to resolve all matters related to these projects at the earliest.

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The meeting also approved revised project proposals of Multan-Vehari Road and Faisalabad-Chiniot-Sargodha Road.

It also endorsed the revised proposal of the water meters project in Lahore.

Upon a request of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), the meeting recommended giving the implementation authority of Citizens' Facilitation Centres, to be established in different cities, to the Public-Private Partnership Authority.

The Citizens' Felicitations Centres will be established in PC-1 mode in Lodhran, Chakwal, Sialkot and Rahim Yar Khan, the meeting decided.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2021.


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