Islamabad: A spokesperson for the Punjab government said on Sunday that the provincial budget for the fiscal year 2021-2021 (FY22) includes Rs24 billion for many large projects in Rawalpindi.
Ring Road, Daducha Dam, Kohsar University, modern graveyard, and other huge projects in Rawalpindi’s district would receive Rs16 billion from the provincial government, according to parliamentarians’ proposals.
The Punjab government will also contribute Rs8 billion towards the development of Murree.
According to details, the Ring Road project would now be built from GT Road to the Thalian motorway, as planned when Shahbaz Sharif was Punjab’s chief minister.
The project will be constructed through a public-private partnership (PPP), with the Punjab Ring Road Authority (PRRA) serving as the project’s executive agency.
Similarly, the government would set aside cash in the fiscal budget for the Daducha dam, which is expected to cost more than Rs5 billion. The monies will also be used to construct a modern cemetery on 2,000 Kanals of state-owned property in the garrison city. According to sources, a 57-kilometer (km) gas supply line would be erected in Murree while a 38-kilometer line would be erected in Rawalpindi.