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CM Chaudhry Parvez Elahi chairs a high level meeting and accords principal approval to the Lahore elevated expressway project, cm orders to launch the project at the earliest 

Lahore, November 06, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi accorded a principal approval to the Lahore Elevated Expressway Project. CM directed to launch the Interchange Expressway Project from Gulberg to Babu Sabu at the earliest and agreed on the proposal to run electric buses.CM presided over a high level meeting in which former Federal Minister Moonis Elahi also participated. It was principally decided in the meeting to launch the Elevated Expressway Project from Gulberg to Babu Sabu as soon as possible.

CM stated that with the construction of elevated expressway the map of Lahore will change in few months. CM ordered a review about the prospects of constructing commercial centres on the sides of the elevated expressway. CM was informed during the briefing that the expenditure cost of construction of the elevated expressway on both sides comprising four lanes will be Rs 85 billion and the first expressway will be constructed from the east to the west in the Lahore city.

The distance from Gulberg to the Motorway will be travelled in 8 minutes. The construction of elevated expressway will save 20 km journey and 30 minutes travel time. The elevated expressway will be linked with 12 main roads including the Mall Road and the Multan Road. The access to big hospitals including Punjab Institute of Cardiology will be easier through the elevated expressway. The male and female students will be provided transportation facility to reach their educational institutions including the Lahore College and the Kinnaird College.

More than 80 thousand vehicle owners will be benefited with the construction of the elevated expressway project. Former Provincial Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Chairman Planning and Development, Secretaries, DG LDA and concerned officials attended the meeting.

For more information, contact:
Mediacell, Pakistan Muslim League
30-C, Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi Road,
Gulberg-II, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35878428
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