Islamabad - The State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Thursday said that an amount of Rs200 million has been allocated for the construction of Burma Bridge in Islamabad as its design is at the stage of approval. He said this while responding to a Calling Attention Notice moved by MQM Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, regarding the non-construction of  Burma Bridge situated on Lehtrar Road in Islamabad, which was damaged in 2011.

    The minister said that Lehtrar Road was under the control of Punjab Highway Department since 2011, but Capital Development Authority (CDA) spent a huge amount of money for carpeting of the road. Unfortunately, Burma Bridge was not part of PC-1 and its condition got poor with the passage of time, he said. Keeping in view the inconvenience being faced by the road users at this stage, it has been decided to reconstruct this bridge . He said that a study has been completed for its reconstruction after hiring a consultant and its design is at the approval stage. He said that an amount of Rs 200 million has been allocated for the construction of this bridge and work would start soon in that regard.