Proposal under consideration for access to Model prison through motorway

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Ministry of Interior has proposed National Highway Authority (NHA) to create an interchange or link road at sector H-16/17 from Motorway to the site of Model Prison situated at H-16 Islamabad.

The work on the modern prison in Sector H-16 Islamabad is underway and it would be completed soon, resolving the problem of district administration and Capital police who have to transport prisoners from Rawalpindi for hearing in courts. It is to mention that Model Prison is a project of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration and Ministry of Interior.

For access to this prison, Ministry of Interior has forwarded a proposal to NHA to create an interchange or link road at sector H-16/17 from Motorway to the site of Model Prison situated at H-16 Islamabad, the sources told APP on Sunday.

A number of meetings have been also held in Ministry of Interior to discuss the best possible option to provide access to Model Prison from link road of Motorway M-1/M-2 including construction of Flyover and low cost access to Model prison from Srinagar Highway. A committee has been constituted by Secretary Interior to visit the Model Prison site and evaluate their options for access to Model Prison, Islamabad from Srinagar Highway/Motorway. This committee comprises of Additional Secretary (Admn), Ministry of Interior who would head it as Chairman while its other members are Member Engineering (CDA), General Manager Design NHA, Additional Deputy Commissioner General ICT, AIG Prison Government of the Punjab and Director (Dev./Finance) ICT.

According to the TORs of the committee, it would evaluate various cost effective options for the provision of hassle free access to Model Prison Islamabad project from Srinagar Highway /Motorway. The decision would be conveyed to NHA following which authority would proceed in the matter as per direction of the concerned quarter.

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