ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 8th August, 2016) : National Highway Authority (NHA) has planned to construct Lahore-Sialkot Motorway on Build-Operate- Transfer (BOT) basis. For the purpose, bid has been received, which is under evaluation,an official of NHA told APP on Monday. The official said that work on the project will start after the award of the project, which is likely to happen soon. He said that the project will cost about Rs 52 billion and would be completed in about 39 months time.
The proposed motorway project would help link remote areas with big cities and reduce the distance between Sialkot and Lahore. The mega project would not only ensure fast inter-city travel but also provide economic boom as well as create employment opportunities in the region, he said. He narrated that the Motorway would start from Sahowala-Sambrial and will end at Kala Shah Kaku via Daska, Gujranwala and Kamonki. He said the project has a great commercial viability, which would be expanded to Kharian from Sambrial in the second phase.
He said that it would be the busiest road in the country following the growing flow of traffic in the region. He said that the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has given approval last week and the mega project will be sent for the final approval of Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec).