The six-lane 16.5 kilometer Lahore Eastern By-pass project will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 28 billion and the speed limit at the by-pass will be 120 kms per hour.
The by-pass project has special significance as it will connect with Lahore Ring Road - 3.3 kilometers away from Niazi Interchange.
This by-pass, which will start from Mehmood Booti Interchange at Lahore Ring Road will culminate at Kalashah Kaku Interchange - the junction of GT Road and Lahore-Islamabad Motorway.
The construction of this by-pass will facilitate the traffic at GT Road moving towards eastern and northern Lahore, besides curbing the heavy flow of traffic between Kalashah Kaku and Lahore at Ravi Bridge and GT Road.
Keeping in view the Punjab government's proposed Shahi Bagh Park project, this by-pass will also help open the way for development of tourism and trade in the area.
The process of land acquisition for the project is going on at a fast pace and the cooperation of Lahore Development Authority, Punjab Irrigation Department and
Pakistan Railways will be sought for its completion.
The construction of Lahore Eastern By-pass will not only help regulate traffic within the city, but will also ensure the uninterrupted flow of heavy inter-city traffic without entering the Lahore city.