LOWER TOPA (MURREE): Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday inaugurated the over Rs12 billion Islamabad-Murree Expressway, terming it a new strategic link with Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK.) Gilani unveiled the plaque of the four-lane 50km-long winding road through the picturesque Murree hills and addressed a large gathering of workers of Pakistan Peoples Party from the nearby areas. The Expressway would divide the traffic burden on the older route to Murree and has been constructed along a new alignment in the hilly terrain. Special considerations for structural design have been kept in view to check landslides and to make the travel safe.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2011.