Faisalabad: The district administration has forwarded its feasibility study pertaining to the construction of a signal-free corridor on the route linking Jaranwala and Sargodha to the Punjab government for its approval, a news source reported. The officials concerned have proposed to include the project in the annual development programme (ADP) for the next fiscal year.
Previously, the Punjab Highway Department had suggested the construction of the corridor to address traffic congestion issues, as well as to facilitate the trade and investment activities planned under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. According to initial estimates, the project would cost PKR 3 billion.
As per reports, several international firms have expressed their willingness to invest billions of dollars in the industrial sector of Faisalabad; a focal point of the CPEC initiative. To facilitate foreign inflows, the executive has begun negotiations with these firms in a bid to convince them to jointly pursue the construction of road and rail projects in the city.
The signal-free corridor on Jaranwala Road near Makoana Bypass forms part of the infrastructure gigs planned for CPEC connectivity projects. After its completion, this facility would provide convenient access to the industrial areas in Faisalabad.