PM likely to perform groundbreaking of Lahore-Sialkot motorway today

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to perform the groundbreaking of the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway on Monday (today).

According to a spokesperson for the National Highway Authority (NHA), the 89-kilometre-long motorway is being built at a cost of Rs43 million and will be completed in a period of 24 months.

The motorway, being constructed on public-private partnership, will start from Kala Shah Interchange and end at Sambrial, with six interchanges.

The motorway is planned in response to the demands of Sialkot-based industrialists and traders. It will pass through agricultural lands and crosses several important roads connecting centres of economic activity and population.

The motorway will pass through agricultural lands and connect several centres of economic activity. It will attract a considerable proportion of localised traffic by providing quick connectivity.