A 91-kilometre-long Lahore-Sialkot Motorway (M-11) has been opened for traffic. The motorway starts from Lahore where it is connected with eastern bypass and Ring Road while its first interchange is situated at Kala Shah Kaku.
The inauguration ceremony was cancelled due to the emergence of corona virus.
The four-lane motorway has two lanes on each side and has been completed at the cost of around Rs.43 billion. There are 7 interchanges, 6 flyovers, 24 bridges, 22 underpasses, 13 subways and 274 culverts have been included in this project.
The completion of this long-awaited project will improve connectivity of industrial triangle of Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujrat-Wazirabad to the rest of the country especially Lahore.
The project is completed by Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) on Built Operate Transfer (BOT) mode. The maintenance and operations would remain with FWO for next 25 years after which the road would be handed over to the National Highways Authority.