Road widening works planned for the year will reduce travel time between Sargodha city and M-2 motorway by up to half an hour, district coordination officer Azmat Mahmood said on Monday.
He said the widening of the road connecting the city to the Makhdoom Interchange at the motorway and Akhbar Road were among the 18 road projects that would be undertaken in the current fiscal year. The DCO said Rs1.26 billion had been allocated for these projects. Of these, Rs400 million would be spent on the widening of the 39-kilometre road connecting Makhdoom Interchange to the city. Spending on other projects is: Rs140.3 million will be spent on the widening of the road between Nurpur Thal and Qaiudabad; Rs90.1 million will be spent on the widening of 28-km long road from Shahpur Saddar to Jhawarian via Lak Mor; Rs14 million each on the widening of 40-km long road from Chakwal to Mianwali and 50.16-km long bypass road up to the Sargodha-Sallam Interchange and Rs10 million on the widening of 34-km long road between Sahiwal and Shahpur.
Rs4b budget for Khushab
Khushab district administration has approved Rs4 billion for the year 2012-13. The administration estimates its expenses to be around Rs13.6 billion. Of these, Rs3.28 billion will be spent on salaries of government employees.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2012.