The government allocated Rs33.045 billion for road infrastructure in the 2012-2013 provincial budget on Saturday.
A total of Rs13.911 billion has been allocated for 21 new schemes while Rs2 billion has been allocated for the completion of the Lahore Ring Road.
The proposed budget is for 182 ongoing schemes, out which six of schemes are located in Lahore; and 21 new schemes, out of which two schemes are in Lahore.
The two new schemes in Lahore are the construction of a road along the Khaira Distributry from Package 17 of the Ring Road to Ferozepur Road and the widening and improvement of the remaining portion of Bedian Road, including the construction of a bridge over BRB Canal.
The ongoing schemes in Lahore include the construction of an overhead bridge at the Sui-i-Asal crossing in Raiwind, the construction and widening of 8.5km of Ferozepur Road from Kahna to Raiwind, the renovation of the Multan Road dual carriageway and the rehabilitation of Multan Road from Thokar Niaz Baig till Chauburji.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 10th, 2012.
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