NHA revenue goes up by 73pc in PTI tenure: M. Saeed

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Communications Murad Saeed has said the revenue of National Highway Authority (NHA) has increased by seventy three percent during the tenure of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
In a statement issued here on Sunday, Murad Saeed said that NHA has completed the first phase of geographic information system survey. This, he said, will further enhance the revenue of the NHA. The minister also expressed the commitment for timely completion of road infrastructure projects.
He said: “For the first time in the history of the NHA, the geographic information system (GIS) survey was launched. The authority also introduced E-billing mode in Hakla-DI Khan Motorway Project,” he said.
The Minister also expressed the commitment for timely completion of road infrastructure projects. “NHA has completed the Rawalpindi-Kharian project while the remaining work on roads and phase-III would be completed during the ongoing year, said the minister.
Murad Saeed said that his ministry recovered Rs11 billion and deposited the amount to the national kitty. Earlier on Feb 11, the overall revenue collection of the institution increased up to 70 percent as compared to the previous government, according to a report released by the Ministry of Communication.
The overall revenue of the NHA currently stood at Rs65.8 billion during the tenure of Federal Minister Murad Saeed, the document stated. The report shows that the NHA, an organization working under the Ministry of Communications, recovered Rs0.12 billion through the accountability process. While the organization saved Rs300 billion through austerity drive.
Last year in the month of July, the income of the Ministry of Communications had witnessed the historic increase by 51 per cent as per an evaluation report issued by the federal government. – TLTP, NNI