Islamabad: Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed on Saturday (July 17) approved the Project Concept (PC)-1 of the Kharian-Sialkot Motorway project, news sources reported.
The four-lane, 69-kilometre-long road will be built using the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
Furthermore, a massive budget of PKR 88.32 billion has been set aside for the project’s completion.
The project will initially include four lanes, with land available for future expansion of the motorway to six lanes. The land acquisition process for the construction of the Kharian-Sialkot Motorway – the extension of Lahore-Sialkot Motorway (M-11) – was launched in June. Moreover, the National Highways Authority (NHA) awarded the contract to the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) for the extension road project.
The contractor organisation has been offered the commercial and tolling rights for this project for a time period which is yet to be determined.
The motorway will be built starting at Sambrial Interchange, the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway’s terminal point, and ending at Kharian on N-5 (GT Road).