The Punjab government is spending a huge amount of Rs 22 billion on the construction of highways in Multan and development work on more than 50 roads including flyovers was in progress.
These views were expressed by Executive Engineer Highways Ghulam Nabi while talking in the office of Public Relations.
The Engineer Highways said that the construction of a two-way road from Syedanwala Bypass Bosan road to Chenab river bank was in progress at an estimated cost of Rs 1 billion.
He further added that after the completion of the project the Bosan road to Head Muhammad Wala road would be widened by 80 feet and considerably cut off the journey time between Multan to Bhakkar, Layyah, and Taunsa Sharif.
Similarly, a carriageway was being developed from Sher Shah to Nishtar-II Shujaabad road along with the Shujabad canal at a projected cost of Rs 560 million.
This project would lessen the distance between DG Khan and the Motorway interchange in Multan, Engineer Highways added.
Ghulam Nabi further told the media that Rs 2.80 billion was being spent on the construction work of Nadirabad flyover Muzaffarabad and it would be two stages in terms of its nature and the traffic would be kept moving towards Sher Shah, Multan Cantt, and Industrial Estate at the same time. The project will be completed by 2024 as the pile work was in progress on it.
Moreover, the construction work was underway on 21 kilometers long two-way road from the fertilizer factory to Matti Tal road at an estimated cost of Rs 2.50 billion.
He further said that construction of the road up to Women University has been completed. In addition, Rs 1.20 billion funds were being spent on the construction of the Tughluq Town Flyover in Multan city.
Approval had also been given for the carriageway project from Shujaabad to Jalalpur Pirwala and Rs 2.50 billion would be spent on this mega-project; the tender for the project would be floated shortly, Ghulam Nabi concluded.