Islamabad: In recent news, concerned authorities have completed their evaluation regarding certain properties that fall under the route for the Leh Expressway. The cost that has been estimated acquired for the built-up properties (BUP) with the expressway’s right of way (ROW) is Rs. 27 billion.
According to the details, a total of 1600 houses are located on the ROW of the highway while the land identified for purchase to clear the road’s route is 1,362 Kanals. Out of this, 1,279 Kanals fall in Rawalpindi, while 83 Kanals of land is part of Islamabad’s territory. It was further revealed that the estimated expense to shift the utility services located on the route is Rs.2.5 billion.
In addition to fixing sewerage and urban flooding issue in Rawalpindi, the Leh Drain will be covered. This will help reduce pollution in the twin city as well as provide an alternate route between Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Construction of the road is expected to increase the value of the property.
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