NHA Working Tirelessly To Restore Infrastructure
Recent rains and floods have badly affected the more than 36 km of NHA roads at different places in Sindh province but they have been restored after repairing, the National Highway Authority (NHA) said.
Federal Minister of Communications and Postal Services, Asad Mehmood, has directed the concerned departments due to which the officers, construction experts and staff of NHA were working day and night to restore the land routes in the country.
Huge damage has been done to the NHA road network due to rains, floods, and landslides across the country. But, all-out efforts of NHA field staff have restored the traffic at many places while work was still underway on the rest of the affected roads and bridges.
Moreover, Federal Secretary Communications and Chairman NHA Captain (R) Muhammad Khurram Agha was personally supervising the restoration work in the affected areas of Balochistan.
The Communications minister himself was present in the flood-affected areas of Tank, Dera Ismail Khan and other southern districts.
He directed various departments for the distribution of food items, clean drinking water, and tents in flood-affected areas in addition to the rehabilitation of the affected villages. However, the rehabilitation of flood-affected roads has been expedited in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Considering the difficulties faced by passengers, NHA has expedited the restoration work for National Highway N-55 from Parwa to Ramak and other equipments including excavators, heavy machinery, and tractor trolleys have also been brought to the spot.
The N-55 Indus Highway would soon be restored and opened for traffic. Following the direction of Maulana Asad Mehmood, NHA senior officials were also present to monitor the work of restoring N-55 from Parva.
Additionally, on the orders of Federal Secretary Communications and Chairman NHA, member Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Murshid Amin also visited various places in the province for the maintenance of national highways.
In Balochistan province, a 54km road network has also been affected at different places out of which 14km has been restored and opened for traffic, however, work was underway on restoring another 40km of road infrastructure.