Lahore—The project of the construction of Shahadra Expressway, including flyover from Shahadra Chowk to Kala Shah Kaku, recently announced by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will facilitate more than 40,000 vehicles daily on GT Road.
This project after completion not only will reduce time occupancy through easing flow of traffic from both sides of the provincial capital but also will save fuel consumption besides lowering pollution level.
The Punjab Planning and Development department earlier awarded the contract of construction of this 10-km long GT Road Express-way from Shahdara to Imamia Colony Crossing to a consortium of a well known Pakistani companies to execute it on Build-Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis. However, Punjab government increased its scope from Shahdara to Kala Shah Kaku with an aim to further facilitate the masses.
Well placed government sources stated here on Sunday that the PC-I along with proposals of toll collection were approved by the steering committee of the P&D recently. The LDA prepared the revised plan after the PM announcement which would be presented before the P&D next week.