Rawalpindi: Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Capt. Rtd. Muhammad Mehmood has instructed Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) for Land Survey to be Commenced by RDA for The Construction of Lai Expressway. The estimated cost of the Lai Expressway is Rs. 55 Billion.
Mr. Mehmood conveyed this in a meeting presided by him. In this meeting, the pace of other development projects in the Division was also reviewed. The members of this meeting included Director Finance and Planning, Nazia Perveen, Director General (D.G) Rawalpindi Development Authority, Ammara Khan, officials from NESPAK, and other relevant officials.
Commissioner Rawalpindi Division also stated that that the construction of the Lai Expressway would greatly help in the ease of traffic load in the city. It will also prevent the city from flooding. He also stressed the strengthening of the socio-economic condition of the people living in nearby areas. This will be ensured after the construction of the Lai expressway and when new economic activities will take place around this project.
The objectives of this well-thought-out plan include a reduction in transport travel time, reduction in the cost of vehicle operation, reduction in the traffic accidents and elevation of highway safety standards, add value to the commerce and trade activities, and betterment of the socio-economic sector.