SIALKOT

The construction of six main roads has begun in Sialkot district while a sum of Rs1.56 billion will be spent by the Punjab government for their completion under its annual development programme.

A divisional officer said this while talking to the media. Gujranwala Division Commissioner Shamail Ahmed Khawaja said that the Punjab government had allocated Rs47.520 million for the construction of 9km Panwana-Lohaarkey-Kotli Data Darmaan; Rs1215.495 million for the dualisation and reconstruction of 16km main Daska-Sambrial Road; Rs146 million for 11km Motra-Badiana, Chawinda-Shakargarh Road; Rs43.735 million for 7.7km roads from Adda Begowala -Railway Station Begowala and Kotli Joyiaan-Nawaan Pind, Kotli Miani-Nandgarh-Malkhaanwala; and Rs5,420 million for the construction of 8.45km road from Adda Warsaalkey to Adda Baddokey Cheema. He added that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had also allocated Rs100 million for the early construction of an international standard Ring Road around the Sialkot city. The provincial government had already approved the PC-II, feasibility report and design of Sialkot Ring Road project, he said.

He noted that a flyover was also being established at Sialkot city’s congested China Chowk to lessen the traffic rush. Earlier, he reviewed the pace of work at these projects which, he said, would open the new vistas of socio-economic development in Sialkot region.

MNA Sahibzada Syed Iftikharul Hassan Shah, MPA Tariq Akhtar, Sialkot DCO Asif Tufail, Gujranwala DCO Aamir Jan, Narowal DCO Syed Najaf Iqbal and local notables were also present.