Road Project Begins in Narowal District

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The government has decided to start construction work of roads in the Narowal district. The estimated cost of the project is worth Rs 1.13 billion. The project includes the construction of roads in different areas of the district including the development of a road in the village area of Narowal.

Narowal is important for its contribution to the agricultural sector. However, this region grabs the attention of the world due to its football production, as 70% of the world’s footballs are exported from this region. It is also known as the house of knowledge due to the many university campuses in it. Recently, Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar has started a development programme worth Rs 5.12 billion in Narowal district under the Naya Pakistan Manzalian Asan Program. The programme includes the expansion of three roads, the upgradation of schools, and a proper system of supply and drainage of water.

Road development projects are the most important segment of infrastructure in any developing country. Road networks in Pakistan carry over 96 percent of inland freight and 92 percent of passenger traffic. Over the past few years, there has been a gradual increase in the length of high type roads and a decline in low type roads. The National Highway Authority (NHA)   has been carrying out further extensive road development projects including bridges, flyovers, and interchanges and has managed to increase its toll revenue by 36% over the past years.

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