Lahore (Web Desk): Government announced to construct a six-lane highway, worth Rs. 12 billion, from Kala Shah Kaku to Lahore Ring Road

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Wednesday approved the project during a meeting of ECNEC chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad.

A press release issued by the government states, “Construction of 6-Lane Highway from Kala Shah Kaku to Lahore Ring road (18.30 Km) including Bridge over River Ravi (Lahore Eastern Bypass) was approved by ECNEC at the total cost of Rs.12, 848.047 million.”

The construction project also includes 6-lane bridge over River Ravi spanning 800m, 2 bridges over railway crossings, 4 bridges on nullahs, 5 underpasses, 3 interchanges, 17 cattle creeps, 12 conduits, drainage, erosion and flood protection works.

The National Highway Authority will be the executing agency for the project. The project will be completed in stipulated time of 24 months.