Punjab govt to construct 1236-km long carpeted road in rural Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar informed the media that under ‘Naya Pakistan Manzaleen Aasan’ programme 1236-km long carpeted roads will be constructed in rural areas of the province with an amount of Rs15 billion during the first phase of this programme. He was inaugurating a road construction project in Hafizabad.

The CM disclosed that the PTI government has devised a comprehensive strategy to develop the backward areas of Punjab. He said ‘Naya Pakistan Manzaleen Aasan’ programme is being launched from Hafizabad district. This programme will continue for five years to build carpeted roads in villages. The next phase will start from January 2020 to be completed by December 31, 2020.

He further informed 794 kanal of state land were retrieved during an anti-encroachment campaign in Hafizabad. “Tree plantation is being carried out on over 58-kanal land having a market value of Rs1.643 billion. Around 500 million saplings will be planted during the next five years in collaboration with the Federal government.