Islamabad: The officials concerned anticipate completion of the construction work on the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway project by October 2019, a news source reported. Following the completion of this 91.4-kilometre-long track, the one-way commute time (which is currently three hours) between the two cities will be reduced to 50 minutes.
The Lahore-Sialkot Motorway will feature four lanes and seven interchanges. As per reports, the project is expected to be completed at a cost of PKR 43.84 billion.
The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) is executing the motorway project on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis. The provisions communicated under this project financing model make it mandatory for the FWO to collect toll taxes and undertake construction and maintenance work on the project for 25 years.
The organisation had commenced with the construction work on the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway project in February 2017. So far, it has completed around 70% of the work. Moreover, the project will comprise four sub-sections, which are:
- Kala Shah Kaku to Muridke
- Muridke to Narowal
- Narowal to Pasrur
- Pasrur to Sambrial
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