The Executive Board of the National Highway Authority (NHA) proposed the third revised PC-I of Rs.28.779 billion for the Peshawar northern bypass and extension in the implementation period up to June 30, 2024, for approval of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC).
According to the official documents, the Board meeting, under the headship of NHA Chairman Capt. (Retd.) Muhammad Khurram Agha suggested the revised PC-1 to ECNEC subject to different conditions. These conditions comprise resolving all issues related to land with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, rationalization of cost of escalation, and rationalization of design and supervision charges.
The Board proposed the PC-I for the construction of the 13.350 km Hub Bypass at a cost of Rs.11.993 billion for consideration of the Central Development Working Party (CDWP)/ECNEC.
Besides Peshawar northern bypass, the Board also discussed the procurement of works started before July 07, 2022. The Executive Board canceled the procurement process of the following projects as they were not in conformity with the new procurement process approved by the Board in its 400th meeting:
- Dualization of Khuzdar Kuchlac Section of National Highway (N-25): Section-III & IV
- Dualization of Kuchlac-Zhob Section of N-50, Package-I, II & III
- Development of Additional Carriageway Petaro – Sehwan (N-55) Section-I (64 KM): Package-1C (KM 40+000 ~ KM 64+000)
- Development of 2.25 Km Missing Link Road on Okara Side to link Rai Mansab Ali Khan Kharal Bridge Approach Road with current Provincial Highway Network
Meanwhile, the NHA Board approved the following projects:
- Funds allocation amounting to Rs.429.649 million for Restoration of Flood Damages (April 2016) on Alpuri – Besham Section of N-90 through RMA under Block Allocation
- Time extension for Civil Works Contracts of LOT -1, LOT-2, LOT-3 & LOT-4 w.e.f. January 1, 2016, to March 30, 2018
- Development of a new bridge on Hub River at km 22 on N-25 at an estimated cost of Rs.1,152 million
- Procurement of Work through Direct Contracting with state-run institutions according to PPRA Rule 42(f) because of the emergent nature of the issue, on the appeal of concerned Member and concurrence of the same by Member