KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday inaugurated North-Bound Carriageway of Lyari Expressway in Karachi.
The 38-killometer long project, consisting of twenty bridges and four interchanges, has been completed at a cost of ten billion rupees.
Briefing the Prime Minister about the project, Chairman National Highway Authority Jawad Rafique Malik said that the project will help reduce pressure of traffic in Karachi city.
He said Lyari Expressway will provide easy access to traffic from port to Super Highway.
Chairman National Highway said that the authority added 2300 kilometers of road network in the existing 580 kilometers motorways and highways in the country.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the PM hoped that CPEC projects and motorways would bring progress and prosperity in the country as well as region.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the project faced many difficulties in its completion but now it has been completed with firm commitment.
He said that work on M-9 Motorway project is in final phase and it will also be completed soon.
He said the PML-N government believes in development of infrastructure and all development projects will be completed in Karachi and elsewhere in Sindh province.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said 25 billion rupees have been provided by the federal government for completion of projects in Karachi to resolve problems being faced by the people.