Rawalpindi: According to news reports from April 11 in Rawalpindi, the Punjab government has said that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has helped speed up the land acquisition process for the Chahar Dam project. The project, expected to cost USD 117 million, will supply six union councils, including Girja-1, Girja-2, Lakhan, Chak Jalaldin, Dhamyal, and Mohri Ghazan, with 12 million gallons of water each day. The project would also increase Rawalpindi's water supply to 28 million gallons per day by adding five million gallons from the Rawal Dam Treatment Plant.
The Punjabi government has allotted PKR 650 million for land acquisition as part of the Chahar Dam project's funding, with ADB contributing the remaining funds. The finance department has been instructed to begin the land acquisition procedure as soon as possible because the development work on the Chahar Dam project is expected to begin by the end of this year.
According to reports, the dam's architecture was changed to provide full-pressure water to certain locations and reduce water theft. The construction of a water loop to supply Khayaban-e-Sir Syed's neighborhood with water around the clock is part of the project design that has been amended.