Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that the government is working to improve the country’s road infrastructure and make it more cost-effective in order to increase economic activity. The PM made the statements while chairing a meeting in Islamabad over the Sialkot-Kharian-Rawalpindi Motorway.
“Extending the Sialkkot-Kharian Motorway to Rawalpindi would be a game-changer infrastructure project for the region, ensuring efficient transit of goods and services.”
Earlier, the PM was informed that the NHA is not only building new roads, but is also working hard to guarantee that they are of the highest quality and at the lowest possible cost.
The administration has started 27 new road projects totaling 1,753 kilometres, he was told. It’s worth noting that a four-lane road is being built at Rs170 million per kilometre, compared to Rs370 million per kilometre during the previous administration’s time.
In addition, the newly opened Sialkot-Kharian Motorway is being built at a cost of Rs100 million per kilometre less than the Sialkot-Lahore Motorway.
The prime minister instructed the relevant authorities to take all necessary steps to construct high-quality infrastructure at the lowest possible cost in order to conserve the country’s limited financial resources.