MULTAN    -    The Punjab government is spending huge amount of Rs. 22 billion on the construction of highways in Multan and work on more than 50 roads including flyovers was in progress.

Executive Engineer Highways Ghulam Nabi expressed these views while talking in office of Public Relations here on Thursday.

He said that the construction of two-way road from Syedanwala Bypass Bosan road to Chenab river bank was underway at a cost of Rs one billion and added that the completion of project would widen the Bosan road to Head Muhammad Wala road by 80 feet and reduce the journey time between Multan to Bhakkar, Layyah and Taunsa Sharif.

Likewise, carriageway was being constructed from Sher Shah to Nishtar-II Shujaabad road along with Shujabad canal at a cost of Rs. 560 million.

This project would reduce the distance between DG Khan and Motorway interchange, he added.

Ghulam Nabi further informed that Rs. 2.80 billion were being spent on the construction of Nadirabad flyover Muzaffarabad and it would be two stage in terms of its nature and the traffic would be kept flowing towards Sher Shah, Multan Cantt and Industrial Estate at the same time. The pile work was in progress on it and the project will be completed by 2024.