The federal government has released Rs1.5 billion for the construction of a new 123-kilometer-long tourism expressway from Rawat Pandori Chowk to the three hilly tehsils of Rawalpindi — Kahuta, Kotli Sattian, and Murree — and further up to Lohar Topa to Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
According to officials, the total cost of the project has been estimated at Rs4.5 billion and the first tranche of Rs1.5 billion has been released.
According to details, a survey for the construction of the vital expressway will be completed by July 25. Tenders for the construction of the road will start once the survey is complete.
Officials said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone of the long road in August. According to the officials, the expressway will be 20 feet wide and will pass through the dense forest of Panjar.