KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday performed groundbreaking of Karachi-Lahore Motorway’s fist phase.
The prime minister accompanied by Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah and Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan performed the groundbreaking ceremony of Karachi-Lahore Motorway’s Karachi-Hyderabad section which will be constructed in the first phase.
The project will be completed in two and half years period and it will cost Rs36 billion. However, the cost of overall project, which will be constructed in five phases, will be over Rs361 billion.
Construction work of Karachi-Lahore Motorway (KLM) which would benefit a huge population of the country will be completed by September 2017.
The Karachi-Lahore Motorway would facilitate people commuting between Karachi and other major cities of the country including Sukkur, Badin, Ghotki, Rohri, Dadu, Pano Aqil, Abro, Rahim yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Zahir Pir, Jalalpur Peerwala Abdul Hakim, Mamo Kajan and Nankana Sahib.
The length of motorway will be 1160 kilometre and will also serve for speedy and early trading of goods in different parts of the country, said the official.
The Karachi-Lahore Motorway will start from Hub Karachi and end at the Babu Sabo interchange at Lahore.