Federal Minister for Communications, Hafiz Abdul Karim, says that inauguration of Lahore-Multan motorway in April next year will be a gift for the public.

He added that there are a total of 13 motorway projects underway, out of which, three have already been completed whereas, 9 are in different phases of construction. The Karachi, Hazara and Hyderabad motorways have been completed and other under construction projects will also be open for general public till 2018.
He said this while visiting Lahore- Sialkot Motorway and Lahore-Multan Motorway projects along with Federal Secretary for Communications, Mohammad Sadeeq Memon, and Chairman National Highway Authority, Shahid Ashraf Tarar, to review the pace and standard of the work.

The Federal Minister showed his confidence over the project and said that the progress at Lahore-Multan motorway project is satisfactory and will be inaugurated in first week of April, which is 4 months earlier than its completion time of August 2018.

He appreciated the efforts of engineers, NHA officers and Chinese engineers involved in this project. The federal secretary told that the travelling distance from Lahore to Multan was 5 hours which will be reduced to 3 hours.

He also told that fast paced work is also in progress at Lahore-Sialkot motorway and this will also be completed till August 2018, and for the benefit of the public the eastern bypass from Kalasha Kaku will also be opened well before the completion of motorway.

Before this, the chairman NHA, Shahid Ashraf Tarar, briefed about the completion of Khanewal-Multan motorway section and said that Gojra, Shorkot and Shorkot-Khaniwal section is also under-construction. He also briefed that the distance from Lahore to Multan is 230 km so the motorway will cost 148.6 billion.

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