CM Elahi inaugurates road infrastructure projects in Gujrat

CM Elahi inaugurates road infrastructure projects in Gujrat

According to news reports, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Parvez Elahi on Friday (October 21) lay the foundation stones for three huge road infrastructure projects in Gujrat, which are anticipated to cost a total of PKR 13 billion to develop.

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According to the given information, these projects include a 29-kilometer-long highway that would connect the Kharian-Sambrial Motorway to Gujrat city and two major flyovers beginning at the Chenab River and finishing at the entrance to Gujrat city. The anticipated cost of the highway is PKR 9.11 billion, while each flyover will cost PKR 4 billion to construct.

During the ceremony for laying the foundation stone, Communication and Works Secretary Mujahid Sher Dil informed the Prime Minister on the project’s key aspects. Prior to two years ago, the federal government had already approved both flyovers as part of the Samman-Dinga road project.

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In addition, it was disclosed that a flyover will be built above the city’s entry at Bypass Chowk, near the River Chenab bridge, which will connect the national highway with the 35-kilometer-long Samman-Dinga Road, which is now under construction. The second will be constructed on old GT Road above the Kathala railroad crossing.

The projects will be carried out by Punjab Communications and Works, while the federal government will give the initial funding. Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Moonis Elahi, who was also present at the occasion, claimed that the expressway will help local merchants by providing a direct access to the highway.

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