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RDA Instructs FWO to Expedite the Tourism Highway Project Construction

On Thursday 5th Jan, the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) held a meeting to review the Tourism Highway Project’s construction work.

Chairman RDA, Tariq Mehmood Murtaza presided over the meeting, which was attended by MNA Sadaqat Abbasi, Frontier Works Organization’s (FWO) officials, MPA Maj. (R) Latasab Satti, Nespak, Tourism Department Punjab, and officials from other departments.

The meeting reviewed the project’s construction progress and NESPAK was directed to increase efforts to complete the project as soon as possible. Furthermore, the authorities in charge were directed to complete the missing links on the tourist route.

Tourism Highway Project

The 123-kilometer tourism highway that was formally laid in April, last year, begins from Rawat Pandori Chowk towards Rawalpindi’s three hilly tehsils of Kahuta, Kotli Sattian and Murree, further up to Lower Topa to Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The Punjab Government has accelerated construction towards the first phase of the Tourism Highway Project and 40% of the work on the 32-kilometer-long section has already been completed as well. The first phase runs from Pindori Chowk Rawat to Brure. The 123-kilometer Tourism Expressway Project, worth Rs. 4.27 billion, is scheduled to be completed in March 2024.

Source of Income for Locals

The Tourism Highway starting from Kalar Syedan and passing through four tehsils of Murree, will allow tourists to enjoy the natural beauty of Murree as well as Azad Kashmir. While travelling on the Tourist Highway, tourists will enjoy the highest tourist points such as Panj Pir. Furthermore, multi-story commercial buildings would be constructed alongside the highway, creating job opportunities for thousands of people.

Converting Rawalpindi into Tourism Destination

RDA has long planned to transform the city into a tourist destination. Chairman of RDA, had taken a personal interest in the matter and presided over several meetings in this regard. A few months ago, He mentioned during a meeting to merge three Rawalpindi tehsils; Murree, Kahuta and Kotly Sattian, to form a mega tourism district. The completion of the tourism motorway will undoubtedly be a useful step in this direction.


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