ISLAMABAD: The National Highways Authority (NHA) Executive Board has put forward key recommendations for significant infrastructure projects, seeking approvals from relevant committees.
These projects include the construction of the Lahore Bypass, the flyover at the junction of N-5 and N-65 in Sukkur, and the upgradation/rehabilitation of KKH N-35.
According to official documents, the NHA Executive Board reviewed the PC-I for the construction of the Lahore Bypass, spanning from Kala Shah Kaku exit to KLM to Multan Road, covering a distance of 40 km.
The estimated cost for this project is Rs. 62.377 billion, and it has been recommended to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for approval.
Additionally, the board recommended the revised PC-I for the construction of a flyover at the junction of N-5 and N-65 in Sukkur, along with its approach roads.
The project’s cost is Rs. 2.491 billion, and it has been proposed for approval by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP).
Furthermore, the board approved the award of works for the upgradation/rehabilitation of KKH N-35, specifically the section between KM 190-292 (Thakot-Dassu).
The contract was awarded to M/s Frontier Works Organization at their evaluated bid price of Rs. 4.513 billion.
Moreover, the cost exceeds the engineer’s estimate, but it is based on the agreed formula between WAPDA and NHA.
The board also granted the award of work for the construction of the flyover at the junction of N-5 and N-65 in Sukkur to King Enterprises – Shamsher Khan and Co (JV).
The evaluated bid price is Rs. 2.022 billion, which is higher than the engineer’s estimate, pending approval of the revised PC-I and availability of funds.
Lastly, the board approved the agreement for consultancy services for the construction supervision of the DI Khan Road Development Package and the rehabilitation and upgradation of Pezu-Tank Road (38 km).
The contract was awarded to M/s PEAS Consulting (Pvt) Ltd in association with M/s Town Planning Consultants, with an evaluated/agreed cost of Rs. 89.517 million.
Source: Business Recorder