Rawalpindi: Tariq Mehmood Murtaza, Chairman of the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) stated on Thursday that the municipal body had no involvement in the Rawalpindi Ring Road project, which was handed over to the Lahore Ring Road Authority in 2020.
He did say, however, that RDA was working on the Leh Nullah Expressway and Flood Channel Project, and that the Punjab government had set up Rs. 30.2 billion in the Annual Development Program for land acquisition for the Leh Nullah project (ADP).
He stated that a highway would be built to offer visitors with an alternate route from Rawalpindi to Murree as well as to access new tourist spots. The highway will run through four tehsils in Rawalpindi at the same time.
A new approval mechanism for private housing societies and building plans has been established: maps and layout plans will be approved in 30 days, land use changes will be approved in 45 days, and housing schemes will be approved in 75 days.
He claims that more than 1,600 residential and multi-story building maps have been authorised this year, which is a new high. Income has grown to Rs1 billion in the previous three years.