Approval for Acquisition of Land for Revised Project of Rawalpindi Ring Road
RAWALPINDI: The Punjab Planning and Development Board (PPDB) has given the go-ahead to begin land acquisition for the revised Rawalpindi Ring Road project and has approved the PC-I costing Rs6.7 billion.
Following the announcement of the project, the provincial government had purchased land worth Rs. 38 crore for the construction of the Rawalpindi Ring Road, but the project was later temporarily halted.
According to the district administration of Rawalpindi, the provincial government has issued orders to the local administration to purchase land in view of the new route of Ring Road.
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Officials say the proposed 38.3km new Ring Road route will start at Banth near Rawat and end at Thalian near the motorway.
According to the district administration of Rawalpindi, a meeting of all the Patwaris (land revenue officials) was convened at the office of the Rawalpindi Development Authority on Sunday in which details of available land under RDA management were sought from the Patwaris.
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According to the Rawalpindi Development Authority, the funds for the project will be provided by the provincial government while the project will be constructed with funds allocated under the provincial development budget.
The RDA is working on the PC-I which would be submitted to Punjab Development Working Party (PDWP) for consideration in the next meeting.
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