ISLAMABAD: National Highway Authority (NHA) has planned to construct the Dera Ghazi Khan Northern bypass as a part of 80 kilometre rehabilitation, widening and improvement project of DG Khan-Rakhi Gajj section of Multan Qilla Saifullah Highway (N-70). Procurement process to hire a consultant firm to conduct feasibility study and detailed design has been initiated, an official of NHA informed APP on Friday. The official said that PC-I for Dera Ghazi Khan Northern bypass was approved by ECNEC in 2018 and groundbreaking was conducted but the project could not be executed due to non-availability of funds. He said that now NHA had published a Request for Proposal(RFP) for consultancy services for feasibility study and detailed design for rehabilitation, widening and improvement of N-70 from D. G. Khan to Rakhi Gajj in November 2021. He said that PC-I will be submitted in 4 months‘ time period after award of the contract. After approval of PC-I from competent forum and allocation of funds in PSDP, NHA will initiate procurement of Civil Works and Services, he informed.