Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif performed ground-breaking of the Metro Bus Link for Islamabad’s new international airport and reiterated his government’s Commitment to timely completion of projects, while ensuring quality. Talking to media, he said the Metro project was not part of the new Islamabad international airport, but was added on his direction.
He said the project would be completed simultaneously with the airport and would be a great convenience for the middle class and allow them quality air-conditioned transport service to travel on this route
.The Prime Minister to a question said the quality of all projects were the hallmark of his Government and mentioned the high quality construction of the Hazara motorway project, promising there would be no compromise in any project during our tenure and all ongoing projects were being completed in stipulated time .
The Prime Minister also mentioned the Neelum Jhelum and Lowari tunnel projects that have been dragging on for years, and added that his government was giving priority to mega communications and infrastructure projects so as to encourage foreign investors and speed up industrialization in the country.
He said the people will get best possible facilities at their doorsteps, once these projects complete. The Prime Minister directed concerned authorities that there should be no compromise on the quality of these projects. The project must have the quality of motorways for long lasting life, he maintained.
When asked about those who were critical of the new road network in the country, the Prime Minister said “May Allah show them right direction.”
Shahid Afzal Tarar Chairman NHA while briefing the Prime Minister on the project informed him that the project would be completed by August,2018 and cost estimation of this project is Rs 18 bin. He added that the task was assigned on February 11 this year to National Highway Authority (NHA) on 11 February this year and it will be completed in four Phases with a total length of dedicated 25.6 Km, 09 Bus stations, 12 bridges and 11underpasses.
He said the contractors have already mobilized equipment on site and work was going on, at a fast pace. The new Metro link is being constructed along the ten-lane wide Kashmir highway from Peshawar Morr to New Islamabad International Airport.