Many new projects have been initiated by provincial governments of Pakistan since the beginning of this year. The new transportation system in Karachi and Orange line Metro Train in Lahore are the prime examples of the projects. The main aim of these projects is to cater the need of local commuter and to give them better and hassle-free transportation. Similarly, this time too another project has been given a green signal by NHA (National Highway Authority).
The board committee of NHA has approved PC-1 for a construction of an 18-km long 4-lane bypass for DGK (Dera Ghazi Khan). The project will cost around PKR 4.24 billion. It was put forth at the meeting that 60m wide right of way will be acquired in the regard. The bypass was the need of the hour and eminent for the city as DGK is located at the center of four provinces moreover traffic from all provinces as well as traffic coming from Karachi Port on Indus Highway (N-55) also pass through DGK. So that is why it was important to build a new modern state of the art bypass lane. This will divert the traffic pressure on DGK roads and will also make the life of people living in DGK more comfortable.
The decision was taken in a meeting headed by Chairman NHA Shahid Ashraf Tarrar. Not only 4-Lane bypass but many other projects will be initiated such as a flyover at Dera Ghazi Khan Railway crossing etc. The time to complete this grand project is set for 18 months.
Other than Punjab and Sindh KP is also revolutionizing its transport system. The provincial government has developed an institutional structure to build BRT—integrated bus rapid transit in the province in a bid to curb the problems of the transportation system.
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