Shahid Khaqan Abbasi—Prime Minister Pakistan has arrived at Karachi on Sunday (which means today) for the inauguration of the much-awaited Lyari Expressway Project. His visit is of one day and is just for the purpose of the inauguration.
The complete expressway would be made operational immediately after its official inauguration.
The entire length of the project is thirty-eight kilometres—ramps included with the construction cost amounting to Rupees ten billion. The expressway has got four interchanges, which are—at Sir Shah Suleman, Manghopir, Sohrab Goth and Maripur. Other than this, twenty other significant bridges are also part of this project.
The project is crucial owing to the requirement of reducing the ever-increasing traffic volume inside the city. The traffic coming from the port and Super Highway (now M-9) would be using the expressway for reaching to their desired locations without the need of getting into the city. The project would also be reducing the flood-related damages of the areas alongside the river and would be adding to the overall environmental protection of the complete area.
The Prime Minister would be staying at the Governor House and would also be having meetings with the party leaders, as informed by one of the officials. The official also informed that the Prime Minister would also be reviewing the advancement in the Karachi package and development projects aided by the federal government for the various districts of Sindh.
The official further told that after staying for a night in Karachi the Prime Minister would then be leaving for Gwadar tomorrow where he would be leading a significant meeting about the development projects in the province.
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