Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday visited Rawalpindi City and inspected cleanliness work of Nullah Leh.
The CM expressed satisfaction over arrangements made for cleanliness work of Leh and also inspected proposed site of Leh expressway at the banks of Nullah Leh.
The CM was briefed about different development projects at Rialto Park, Murree Road near Marrir Chowk.
Sardar Usman Buzdar planted a sapling under monsoon tree plantation and also prayed for success of the plantation campaign launched here by Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi. The CM said, the reconstruction project of Nullah Leh would help prevent flood destruction particularly during monsoon. He informed that Nullah Leh and Expressway projects would cost Rs 85 billion and the project would be launched under public-private partnership.
The CM said that four interchanges would also been constructed at Leh Expressway. A special sewage treatment plant would also be developed at Nullah Leh, he said adding, construction of signal free expressway on either side of Leh Nullah from Rawalpindi to Islamabad was a dream which would be constructed by PTI government. He informed that mega tree plantation would be done along Nullah Leh expressway which would help reduce air population in the city.
Once constructed, Leh expressway would prove a great facility for the citizens, he added. Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on the occasion thanked Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar for taking solid steps for desilting and cleaning of Nullah Leh and said that the project provided excellent service to the residents of Rawalpindi city.
The CM during his visit was briefed that with the construction of Leh expressway, a utility corridor would also be constructed. Usman Busdar was apprised that 16 km long Nullah Leh expressway from Rawalpindi to Islamabad would be constructed while 2750 kanal land is being acquired for the project. He was informed that Nullah Leh cleanliness work was done in collaboration with private sector, utilizing hundreds of dumpers.