LAHORE: The Punjab government has transferred the Communication and Works Department director (admin and works-II) and posted him as the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) chief engineer to launch Rs104 billion Nullah Lai and Rs30 billion Ring Road projects.
The officer, who also worked as the Lahore Development Authority chief engineer last year, has been assigned a special task to immediately remove all bottlenecks in the way of kick-starting the critical projects stuck for the last few years. The government transferred C&W director Mr Habibul Haq Randhawa (BS-19) and posted him as the RDA chief engineer. He has also been asked to take charge of the RDA chief engineer office with an immediate effect.
According to a notification, the officers’ appointment has been made for a period of three years.
“Mr Habibul Haq Randhawa (BS-19) presently working as director (A&W-II), Punjab Highways Department (Central Zone), is hereby transferred with an immediate effect and posted as Chief Engineer (BS-20) in RDA in his own pay and scale on deputation basis for a period of three years”, reads the notification.
It is pertinent to mention that the Nullah Lai project cost includes Rs24 billion for land acquisition, resettlement or relocation of the affectees. The project, which could not start due to various technical, administrative and funding issues, has a 16.5km long dual carriageway/expressway along the banks of the Lai drain, lining and channelization of the drain,…