Prime Minister Imran Khan designated Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed for the decade old stalled Nullah Leh Expressway and Flood Channel Project in Rawalpindi.
“He will spearhead the feasibility of the project and, if found feasible, further processing of the project in consultation with all stakeholders including Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, and the Punjab government,” a letter from the Prime Minister Office said.
In response, the Federal Minister assured the Prime Minister that work on 22 kilometre long signal free “Leh Expressway” project would begin soon. The project will be a source of relief for Rawalpindi citizens. The project was launched by General Parvez Musharraf to control floods in the Nullah Leh and included construction of sewerage treatment plant and limited access roads on either side of the storm drainage to ease traffic ccongestion on the airport and Murree Road.