FAISALABAD: The canal expressway will usher in a new era of development in Faisalabad by offering signal-free travel from Sahianwala motorway interchange to Samundri, said Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday.
He was talking to newsmen during an inspection of construction work for the expressway. MPAs Afzal Sahi and Azad Ali Tabassum and DCO Noorul Amin Mengal were also present.
The minister said the government had introduced several development schemes geared towards rejuvenation of the economy and enhancing public welfare.
The minister later attended a meeting with DCO Noorul Amin Mengal and NESPAK Engineer Amjad Saeed.
The minister was informed that the deadline for the project had been set for two years, but most work had been finished in 10 months. He was told that the canal expressway would be made functional by October.
The DCO said the 25-kilometre expressway was being constructed at a cost of Rs7 billion. He said the dual carriage road would have three lanes. It would connect Sahianwala interchange to Gattwala Bridge.
The DCO said the project also included an underpass at Gattwala Chowk and two flyovers at Sahianwala Railway crossing and Jhumra-Khurarianwala Road.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2015.