The mega project of Lahore Ring Road was launched in 2009 to ease traffic congestion in the city. As the name suggests, the route of this freeway encircles Lahore, connecting major areas and signal-free corridors. Well, reducing the travel time from hours to minutes, Lahore Ring Road has been serving its purpose pretty well ever since its opening. Considering the expressway’s remarkable benefits, the concerned authorities are now planning to introduce more such infrastructure projects in the city.
So, how long is the Lahore Ring Road and which neighbourhoods does it link? In this blog, we are going to answer all these questions and tell you more about this man-made marvel in Lahore.
Now, without further ado, let’s get started!
Quick Facts About the Lahore Ring Road Project
Let’s take a look at some quick facts to get to know more about this mega project.
|Total Length||85 km|
|Number of Sections||2 (Northern & Southern Loops)|
|Managed By||Lahore Ring Road Authority (LRRA)|
|Speed Limit||80-120 km/h|
|Structural Features||overhead pedestrian bridges, culverts, underpasses,|
flyovers, emergency lanes, carriageways and interchanges
Route Map of Lahore Ring Road
As you can see in the map above, the Ring Road project has two loops: Northern and Southern, both of which are highlighted in different colours. The 40-km long Northern Loop of Ring Road, which has been completed almost a decade ago, connects DHA Phase 5 to Babu Sabu. The Southern Loop of the expressway has been divided into three sections, two of which have already been opened while the third one which will connect Multan Road to Raiwind Road is in progress.
More About Lahore Ring Road Route
The encircling route of the Ring Road runs from Babu Sabu to Saggian Interchange, passing through many neighbourhoods and landmarks, such as Mehmood Booti, Grand Truck Road, the very famous Canal Road, Harbanspura Interchange, Barki Road, Abdullah Gul Interchange, which further links it with the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Ghazi Road, Phase 5 and 7 of DHA Lahore, Sui Gas Housing Society, Ferozpur Road, from Hudaira Drain (South) to Halloki and Bahria Town to Niaz Baig
The Upcoming Ring Road’s Southern Loop Phase 3 and Its Benefits
The Ring Road project in Lahore is expanding, connecting more areas for the ease of commuters. The under-construction SL-3 of Lahore Ring Road will be 8 km long. It will run between Adda Plot on Raiwind Road and Multan Road. Given its short length, this phase of Lahore Ring Road is planned with only two interchanges, one will be near Phase 2 of NFC Housing Society and the other on Multan Road.
Phase 3 of Lahore Ring Road’s Southern Loop is expected to become functional in the foreseeable future. The state-of-the-art infrastructure of this part of the expressway will significantly add to the convenience of the residents of suburban neighbourhoods in Lahore, such as Bahria Town, Bahria Orchard, Dream Gardens, etc. It will be based on multiple high-speed and wide lanes where only light traffic vehicles will be allowed except for motorbikes.
Prohibited Vehicles on Ring Road in Lahore
Bicycles, animal-driven carriages and other slow-moving vehicles are not allowed to enter or travel via Ring Road, Lahore.
About Lahore Ring Road Authority (LRRA)
The Lahore Ring Road Authority (LRRA) has been formed by the government of Punjab to closely monitor the project’s progress and carry out maintenance works that are carried out on this expressway every now and then. This authority has been formed according to the Lahore Ring Road Authority Act 2011, which governs the operational aspects of the expressway such as planning, development, management and maintenance of Ring Road.
Investment Opportunities Near Ring Road, Lahore
Now that the suburban part of Lahore enjoys seamless connectivity with the main city, thanks in part to the development of the Ring Road project, the real estate investors and stakeholders have started to capitalise on this opportunity. As the city continues to expand, the property value of suburban land has skyrocketed in recent years.
So, you also need to look out for profitable real estate projects near Lahore Ring Road, if you want to enjoy high capital gains in the near future. Icon Homes in Lahore Villas, which is a prominent real estate venture by Icon Valley Developers is also directly connected to the Ring Road project. Approved by all concerned authorities, it is a highly safe and lucrative project to invest in.
On the other hand, you can also check out Zaamin City, which is also located just a short drive from Ring Road. The housing project enjoys a prime spot on the main Ferozpur Road. As the brainchild of Pak Estate, a trustworthy name in the development industry, it is a 100% secure investment opportunity, which also enjoys rewarding investment potential.
There you have it — a detailed overview of Lahore Ring Road along with its noteworthy infrastructure features and upcoming extension projects. Furthermore, we’ll also keep you posted with the latest developments on the expressway, so make sure to keep checking back for updates.
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