A parliamentary committee was informed on Wednesday that due to the bad road network in Balochistan, accidents have increased which have taken the lives of around 8000 people in one year.
The Senate Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Special Initiatives in its meeting on Wednesday at Parliament House, discussed the status of M-8 Ratodero to Khuzdar motorway project, execution and cost escalation of the construction/up-gradation of Dirgi Shabozai (N-70) to Taunsa (N-55) Road, Balochistan. RBOD-II mega drainage project and PSDP 2019-20 was discussed as well.
The committee was informed by the official of the Ministry of Communication due to absence of good road network in Balochistan 8,000 people have died in road accidents during one year.
Discussing construction/up-gradation of Shabozai (N-70) to Tounsa (N-55) Road, the Committee was informed that the government of Balochistan requested PM (GOP) in 2009-10 for construction of the said project. BDA official’s along with local representatives visited the site and submitted the PC-1 amounting to PKR 6,023.890 million.
Source: The Nation