First section of Lahore-Sialkot Motorway opens for public

'Completion of the 91km-long project would reduce traveling time between Sialkot and Lahore to 50 minutes only'


News Desk January 10, 2020
Completion of 91-km long project would reduce traveling time to 50 minutes only, says ISPR. PHOTO: TWITTER/@ChSaudAhmed1

The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has completed the construction of the first section of Lahore-Sialkot Motorway, and it has opened for public traffic, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday.

"The operative section of 22kms starts from Kala Shah Kaku till Road Muridke-Narowal and the remaining portion of 69kms will open in the next few months," the statement added.



According to officials, the total cost of the 91.2km-long project, which  is a four-lane motorway with seven interchanges in areas including Gujranwala, Daska and Sambrial, is Rs43.85 billion.

The project completion would enable commuters to reach Sialkot via Lahore in 50 minutes only, the military's media wing said, adding that it will reduce traffic burden on GT Road as well as on M2.

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