The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved a project worth Rs. 12 billion to construct a six-lane highway from Kala Shah Kaku to Lahore Ring Road.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chaired the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) at the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad.
“Construction of 6-Lane Highway from Kala Shah Kaku to Lahore Ring road (18.30 Km) including Bridge over River Ravi (Lahore Eastern Bypass) was approved by ECNEC at the total cost of Rs.12, 848.047 million,” states a press release issued by the government.
The scope of work also includes construction of 6-lane bridge over River Ravi spanning 800m, 2 bridges over railway crossings, 4 bridges on nullahs, 5 underpasses, 3 interchanges, 17 cattle creeps, 12 culverts, drainage, erosion and flood protection works.
The executing agency for the project will be the National Highway Authority. The project will be completed in a period of 24 months .