ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The federal government under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2020-2021 has made an allocation of Rs 29720 million for National Highway Authority’s 25 new schemes out of which Rs 3350 million is foreign aid whereas Rs 26370 million is in local component.
The total estimated cost of 25 new NHA schemes is Rs 521200.778 million. For Zhob-Kuchlak Road, which forms part of Western alignment of China Pakistan Economic Corridor( CPEC), Rs 10000 million have been allocated in the PSDP-2020-2021. Total estimated cost of the project is Rs 63081 million.
Rs 4000 million have been earmarked for the construction of 146 km Hoshab-Awaran Section of Tattodero-Gawadar Motorway. Estimated cost of the project is Rs25835.893 million.
For the construction of 23 km Quetta Western Bypass, Rs 1500 million have been specified.Total estimated cost of the project is Rs 6890.569 million.
Rs 1500 million have been allocated for widening and improvement of Lodhran-Multan Section of Grand Trunk Road. Estimated cost of the project is 12434.924 million.
Estimated cost of Khyber Pass Economic Corridor Project is Rs 77912.000 million and an allocation of Rs 1500 million has been made in the next year’s PSDP for this project out of which Rs 500 million is foriegn aid.
For construction of Additional Carriageway of Shikarpur-Rajanpur Section of Indus Highway, part of CAREC Corridor having estimated cost of Rs 47593.190 million whereas an allocation of Rs 1000 million out of which Rs 500 million is forign aid.
Construction of Bridge over River Indus at Ghazi Ghat on N-70 would cost Rs 1878.278 million. Rs1000 million have been allocated for the project in the next fiscal year’s PSDP.
For the construction of Dera Murad Jamali Bypass Rs 1000 million have been allocated. Its estimated cost is Rs 2105.954 million. As far as dualization and improvement of 210 km existing N-50 from Yarik – Sagu – Zhob including Zhob Bypass, is concerned, it would cost Rs 76486.231 million and it has an allocation of Rs 1000 million in the next PSDP which also included Rs 500 million foriegn aid.
Estimated cost of the deposit work of 82 km Jhal Jaho-Bela Section, is Rs 12343.400 million, whereas allocation of Rs 1000 million has been made in the PSDP 2020-2021.
Deposit work of Nokundi- Mashkhel Road,also part of CPEC would cost Rs 7708.911 million and in the coming PSDP Rs 1000 million have been earmarked.