PM Breaks Ground For Rs 28 Billion Lahore Eastern Bypass Project

PM breaks ground for Rs 28 billion Lahore Eastern Bypass Project

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd September, 2016) : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz here Friday launched work on Lahore Eastern Bypass Project at Kala Shah Kaku that would connect with Lahore Ring Road, some 3.3 km away from Niazi Interchange.

On his arrival, along with Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and other party leaders at the venue, hundreds of party workers and residents of Lahore raised slogans `dekho dekho kon aya, sher aya sher aya' and `Long live Nawaz Sharif.' The six-lane 16.5 km Lahore Eastern Bypass Project would cost Rs 28 billion and the speed limit on it would be 120 km per hour.

The bypass, starting from Mehmood Booti Interchange at Lahore Ring Road, would culminate at Kala Shah Kaku Interchange - the junction of GT Road and Lahore- Islamabad Motorway. The construction of the bypass would facilitate the traffic at GT Road moving towards eastern and northern Lahore, divert besides curbing the heavy flow of traffic between Kala Shah Kaku and Lahore at Ravi Bridge and GT Road.

Keeping in view the Punjab Government's proposed Shahi Bagh Park Project, this by-pass would open up avenues for development of tourism and trade in the area.