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PM to perform ground-breaking of Lahore-Sialkot Motorway on August 22


ISLAMABAD, AUGUST 17 (DNA): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will perform the ground-breaking of Lahore-Sialkot Motorway on Monday (August 22).

The Motorway will pass through agricultural lands and will cross several connecting centres of economic activity and population.

As such, the Motorway will attract a considerable proportion of localized traffic with some sections being extensively used than others.

Being the long-standing demand of the people of this area in general and the industrialists & traders in particular, the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway is designed for construction on a Public Private Partnership basis as a Motorway of international standards.

It starts at the Lahore By-pass interchange on N-5 which connects it to M-2 near Kala Shah Kaku and ends about 15 km West of Sialkot. It is designed to serve major population / economic locations with six enroute interchanges to be constructed justified by demand.

The length of the Motorway will be 89 Kilometres and it will be completed in 24 months. The cost of the project is PKR 43847.00 Million. The Motorway will have 06 Interchange and 02 Service Areas. Frontier Works Organization is the sponsor of the project while National Highway Authority will be the Implementing Authority.

Pakistan’s current leadership has made development of an integrated road network one of its top most priorities. The game-changing projects like China – Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Peshawar – Karachi Motorway are strategically important in building the 21st Century infrastructure for Pakistan. NHA has been playing a pivotal role in building the transport infrastructure this country needs, with the ultimate objective of stimulating economic activity, accelerating regional trade and making Pakistan the regional economic hub in Asia. =DNA


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