Federal Minister for Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that 55 billion rupees have been allocated by Punjab government for Nullah Lai Expressway project in budget for fiscal year 2021-22 and the construction work of the project would be kicked off during ongoing year.
In a statement issued here on Sunday, he said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the federal government has presented a historic budget by giving relief to the poor and middle class and the incumbent government is striving hard to control inflation.
Sheikh Rasheed said that 18 km long Nullah Lai Expressway project would start from ‘Ammar chowk’ and culminate at ‘Pindora’ and on both sides of the Expressway, high-rise commercial buildings would be constructed.
The project would be completed under public-private partnership and would be started this year after completing the tendering procedures, he added.
The Interior Minister said that Nullah Lai Expressway would be a game changer project for the city and would help ease traffic congestion in the town.
The project would also help control flash flooding problems during heavy rains, he claimed.
Sheikh Rasheed said that the government as per the vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan has presented a historic budget in which no new tax was levied and the poor and middle class was provided special concessions in many schemes.