Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has planned 10 mega projects for beautification and uplift of Peshawar with main focus on development of Warsak canals, establishment of entertainment city, and face lifting of historical buildings that will completely change the overall look of the Walled City. Provincial Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Shahram Khan Tarkai told on Thursday that several mega projects were planned in 100 days plan of PTI government for beautification and uplift of Peshawar.
The network of three different Warsak Canals, which are passing through different populated areas, bazaars and roads with wastes and plastic materials, presenting ugly look and requires complete overhauling. The Minister said in 100 days plan, two plans was envisaged for uplift and beautification of these canals including construction of attractive grills along its length to ensure safety and enhance its overall look.
The other plan is up-gradation of the platforms already built upon these canals into recreational spots by installing healthy equipments for physical exercises, tracking walks, and sports activities. Under beautification plan, he said, attention was being given for uplift of main squares by making plantations and flowers beds around it.
Tarkai said face-lifting of historical buildings on GT and Jamrud Roads is another project planned in the 100 days plan that would add beauty of Peshawar, adding selected historical buildings, schools, colleges, health units and police stations will go through process of face-lifting to refine their physical appearance.
He said Ring Road carried immense development potential and growth prospects besides attracting investment in future and its beautification is the top priority of PTI Govt, saying its location is ideal for making investment by encouraging restaurants, businesses centres, parks and sports areas.
Tarkai said conversion of dump/waste sites in city into small parks was another project planned in 100 days plan, adding Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) has identified such dumping sites that would be converted into small parks to provide better recreational facilities to the ever-growing population at their doorsteps.