Gov’T Releases Rs30.436 Bn For Hakla-D.I.Khan Expressway
The government has released Rs 30.436 billion for construction of Hakla on Motorway M-1 to Yarik (Dera Ismail Khan) expressway under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2017-18. In PSDP 2017-18, the government allocated a total amount of Rs 38 billion for the project while the total cost of the project is over Rs110 billion, the latest data released by Planning Commission reported.
Work on the 285-kilometre section of Western Rout of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is in full swing and is expected to be completed by end of the current fiscal year. To ensure timely completion of the project the expressway has been divided into five packages and phase one of the projects comprises Yarik-Rehmani Khail section.
Similarly, under Package-II, 72 km section from Rehmanikhel to Mianwali would be constructed while a 52-kilometre section of package-III from Mianwali to Tarap has already been completed. The package-IV comprises o 50 KM section from Tarap to Pindi Gheb and consist of 63 km long section from Pindi Gheb to Hakla.