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MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS NATIONAL HIGHWAY AUTHORITY

  • CHAIRMAN NHA VISITS RAWALPINDI-LAHORE SECTION OF N-5
  • SHAHDARA FLYOVER PROJECT WILL BE CONSTRUCTED ON PPP BASIS
  • WIDENING OF THOKAR HUDIARA DRAIN PROJECT BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2020

 

Islamabad: August 20, 2020

 

Chairman National Highway Authority Capt ® Sikander Qayyum paid a detailed visit to the Rawalpindi-Lahore section on National Highway N-5. The objective of this visit was to check the condition of Rawalpindi – Lahore section of N-5, alignment of the proposed project for the construction of Shahdara Flyover, and review the pace of progress on the widening of Thokar- Hudiara drain project on N-5. The senior officers of NHA also accompanied him.

During his visit to Rawalpindi- Lahore National Highway, Chairman NHA directed that there should no potholes on N-5, and no stagnation of water anywhere along and on the road especially in front of NLC Wall Cantt Area Rawalpindi, at Thekrian and Imamia Colony Railway Crossing in Wazirabad Unit. He desired to complete the works of renovation and standardization of thirteen Toll Plazas well in time ensuring quality as per specification. He stressed the need of completing improvement work at Jadda Morr Jhelum well in time and instructed in particular to protect trees coming in the alignment of the scheme to safeguard the environment by taking local NGOs on board. He said, cleaning of central median and along curbstones is ensured and that all the damaged curb stones be repaired on priority.

Chairman NHA also visited the location and alignment of the proposed  project of  Shahdara  Flyover to constructed on  Public-Private partnership (PPP) mode and instructed to complete the proceedings at the earliest.

Chairman NHA also inspected the pace of work on the widening of the Thokar- Hudiara Drain project. He said the remaining work be completed by December 2020, to facilitate the road users. He said, national highway N-5 plays vital role in socio-economic uplift and to keep it in good condition stands among other projects.

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