Following a public hearing, the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) formally approved the Leh Expressway and Flood Channel project.
The public hearing for the Leh Expressway and Flood Channel project to obtain the provincial environmental protection agency’s final no-objection certificate (NOC). The RDA will formally write to the provincial environmental protection agency to obtain approval to begin work on the project.
The signal-fee expressway’s length has been reduced to 16 kilometres, and the project will cost Rs108 billion. A total of Rs240 million has been set aside for the acquisition of 665 kanals of land for the project.
According to sources, the department of environmental protection will recommend to the Punjab environmental protection agency that the megaproject be launched within the next three days.
The public hearing was held at the RDA office and was presided over by Muhammad Rafique, Deputy Director of the Environment Department. The public hearing was also attended by DD Muhammad Amin Baig, Director RDA Habibullah, Deputy Director Wasa Azizullah Khan, and a large number of citizens and experts.