Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has approved the Lahore Elevated Expressway and has directed the relevant authorities to launch the Interchange Expressway project from Gulberg to Babu Sabu as soon as possible, according to news published on November 7.
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CM Elahi took the decision at a meeting held at the CM secretariat. During the meeting, the minister approved the proposal to operate electric buses in the city. Talking about the elevated expressway, the minister stated that it would change the outlook of Lahore in a few months. The minister also asked the authorities to consider building commercial centers on the sides of the said expressway.
Reportedly, the cost of constructing the elevated expressway, comprising four lanes, will be PKR 85 billion. This will be the first expressway to be constructed from the east to west of the city. The said expressway will allow commuters to go from Gulberg to M-II Motorway in eight minutes, reducing the time by 30 minutes and the distance by 20 kilometres.
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As per the details, the 12 major thoroughfares will be connected to the expressway, including The Mall and Multan Road. With the construction of the expressway, over 80,000 vehicles will be benefitted as it will make extensive facilities like the Punjab Institute of Cardiology easily accessible.