PM in Karachi to inaugurate Lyari Expressway

Published: January 28, 2018
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A view of the Lyari Expressway. PHOTO: FILE

A view of the Lyari Expressway. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reached Karachi, on Sunday, for a one-day visit to inaugurate the much-awaited Lyari Expressway Project.

The entire Expressway will become operational immediately following its formal inauguration.

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The total length of the project including ramps is 38 km with the construction cost of Rs10 billion. It includes four interchanges, one at Sorab Goth, Manghopir, Sir Shah Suleman and Maripur. Besides, 20 major bridges are also part of the project.

The project is important because it aims to reduce the ever-growing traffic volume inside the city. The rush coming from the port and Super Highway (now M-9) will use the expressway to reach their destinations without going into the city. It will also reduce the flood damages to the areas along the river and will add to the environmental protection of the entire area.

“PM Abbasi will stay at the governor house, and hold meetings with party leaders as well,” an official told The Express Tribune, further adding, “He will also review the progress in Karachi package, and development projects funded by the federal government for different districts of Sindh.”

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The official also confirmed that after staying tonight in Karachi, PM Abbasi will leave for Gawadar tomorrow where he will chair an important meeting related to development projects in the province.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Hatim
    Jan 28, 2018 - 1:48PM

    This is a farce. I use this road everyday and one portion of the north-bound road is far from complete.Recommend

  • ishrat salim
    Jan 28, 2018 - 2:12PM

    Thank you SC, which warned to complete this project without further delay or face consequence. Recommend

  • Jahanzeb
    Jan 28, 2018 - 11:55PM

    I tried to use the expressway some 6 hours after its inauguration from Gul Bai but its all entry points are closed with concrete barriers and its still not open for general public. I think its still not complete and just for cheap publicity half cooked project has been inaugurated. Another lie by the govt. Lets see after how many days it becomes operational.Recommend

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