PM to open Lyari Expressway by end of December


KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will inaugurate the Lyari Expressway in December, significantly easing the traffic pressure faced by the commuters in Karachi.

National Highway Authority (NHA) officials in a briefing at their Karachi office Wednesday, while talking to the Federal Minister Communication, Hafiz Abdul Karim said that the facility to benefit thousands of local commuters will be formally inaugurated by the PM either on December 23 or December 25, as per his convenience.

The general maintenance of Lyari Expressway was said to be undertaken by NHA on a mandatory basis.

The minister was also informed that M-9, Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway, that was initially planned to have eight gates, is in the process to have 12 gates to help facilitate the users and improve their mobility.