PM breaks ground for Rs 24 billion Lahore Eastern Bypass Project

LAHORE, Sept 2 (APP): 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 off 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 24 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.