ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Wednesday the ‘Leh Toll Road Project’ will help prevent flooding in Rawalpindi and also includes proposals for drainage and maintenance as well as modern construction on both sides.
He observed this while chairing a review meeting of the Nullah Leh Expansion project. Federal Minister of Industry Hammad Azhar, Federal Minister of Planning Asad Umar, Federal Minister of Railways Sheikh Rashid and senior officials attended the meeting.
The meeting was briefed on the expansion of Nullah Leh as well as toll road projects, Ring Road and industrial estates on both sides. The Leh Toll Road Project will address issues relating to large-scale urban populations and provide assistance to ordinary citizens.
From the meeting it was informed that the project will help prevent flood situations in Nullah Leh in the future. The project also includes proposals for drainage and maintenance, modern construction on both sides and bridges and traffic flow intersections. The project is estimated to cost around Rs79 billion.
Emphasizing the importance of the project, the prime minister said it was very important for Rawalpindi, who will help prevent floods from coming every year. The prime minister directed Dr Salman Shah to formulate a final proposal after consulting all stakeholders and submitting it for approval.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that due to the increasing population of the city of Rawalpindi over the years, residents faced various problems. This project will increase investment and economic activities where community problems can be resolved.