LAHORE: (APP) Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz here Friday launched work on Lahore Eastern Bypass Project at Kala Shah Kaku that would connect with Lahore Ring Road , some 3.3 km away from Niazi Interchange.
On his arrival, along with Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and other party leaders at the venue, hundreds of party workers and residents of Lahore raised slogans `dekho dekho kon aya, sher aya sher aya' and`Long live Nawaz Sharif.'
The six-lane 16.5 km Lahore Eastern Bypass Project would cost Rs 28 billion and the speed limit on it would be 120 km per hour.
The construction of the bypass would facilitate the traffic at GT Road moving towards eastern and northern Lahore, divert besides curbing the heavy flow of traffic between Kala Shah Kaku and Lahore at Ravi Bridge and GT Road.
Keeping in view the Punjab Government's proposed Shahi Bagh Park Project, this by-pass would open up avenues for development of tourism and trade in the area.