PM Nawaz inaugurates Khanewal-Multan Motorway


KHANEWAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated M-4 section of Khanewal-Multan Motorway today (Saturday).
The M-4 section, a part of Karachi-Lahore Motorway project, has been completed at a cost of about Rs 13 billion. It will benefit the economy in terms of surge in employment and business opportunities.
The new motorway section will drastically reduce the traffic congestion particularly heavy vehicular traffic in Multan city and will serve as a bypass to the city.
The proposed facility will also facilitate traffic in Balochistan commuting through the National Highway.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in March this year laid the foundation stone of a motorway project between Karachi and Lahore which will be completed in four phases.
In the first phase, a 139-km-long six-lane motorway between Karachi and Hyderabad is being constructed at a cost of Rs 36 billion. The project, expected be completed in 30 months, would replace the Superhighway.
The second phase of the M-9 project will link Hyderabad and Sukkur and the third phase will reduce travel time between Sukkur and Multan. The last phase of the project will link Multan with Lahore.