According to press reports from July 16, PM Shehbaz Sharif started an infrastructure project connecting Gujranwala to the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway (M-11).
To strengthen the province’s infrastructure, the prime minister has asked to complete the Motorway project before the 2023 general elections. The 15.2-kilometre connecting road, which would cost PKR 11 billion to construct, will be handled by the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) to finish the project in 90 days. The FWO has already started working there with their equipment set up.
Benazir Chowk will be the starting point of this new highway. It would seamlessly connect to the Lahore-Sialkot Highway near Wahndo between Chan Da Qila and Morr Aimenabad along GT Road. To meet the anticipated increase in traffic, the existing 20-foot-wide road will be widened to 330 feet. For the expansion, the authorities have also purchased additional land.
The federal government funds the project, and the Punjab Communications and Works Department oversees its performance. The local business sector, particularly the Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), eagerly awaits this connection to M-11.
The construction company handled legal concerns about property acquisition before beginning the groundwork. It will ensure the smooth development of the project.
With the launch of this revolutionary infrastructure project, the area will experience rapid growth and enhanced connectivity.