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Prime minister lays foundation stone of Lahore Eastern Bypass

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SHEIKHUPURA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday laid foundation stone of Lahore Eastern bypass at Kala-Shah Kaku.

“Elevating the living standard of the people of the country is the duty of the government. The world is acknowledging the pace of development in Pakistan,” he said while addressing a public gathering at Kala Shah Kaku after laying foundation stone of the 16.5 kilometer long bypass of six lanes which will be completed at a cost Rs24 billion.

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Situated in the east of Lahore, this bypass will connect with Lahore Ring Road at a distance of 3.3 kilometer from Niazi interchange.

This bypass will start from Mehmood Booti interchange and end at GT Road and Lahore-Islamabad Motorway junction at Kala-Shah Kaku interchange. It will consist of six lanes, each having 3.65 meter width while the outer shoulder will be three meter and inner shoulder will be one meter wide.

The maximum speed limit on this bypass will be 120 kilometer per hour. The completion of the project will help to improve movement of the traffic in the city and linking areas besides promotion of tourism and trade in the region.

While taunting at Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan and Chief Awami Musli League Sheikh Rasheed, he said he was not standing on a container neither did he tell lie nor evaded masses. A politician of Rawalpindi, you-very-well-know-who, will not be able to be a part of National Assembly this time, he said.

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Nawaz said that the network of the development has been spread throughout the country. He said yesterday the government has launched different project in Balochistan that will change the fate of the people of the province. He said all the sectors and all areas of the country are being addressed equally.

He said 40 hospitals will be set up throughout the country with a capacity of 10, 000 beds on modern lines. He said work is underway on electricity projects all over the country that will help overcome loadshedding by 2018 completely. He said all areas of the country are being linked through motorways and highways networks.

The Prime Minister announced  different other development projects for the area including overhead bridge at Imamia Colony, construction of Sher Shah Suri Road and Motorway interchange at Pindi Das.

Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanvir Hussain was also present on the occasion.


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