FAISALABAD

The Provincial Development Working Party meeting has approved the mega project of Canal Express Way to be completed at a cost of Rs6 billion and work on the project will start soon, as per the district administration.

The district coordination officer during a news briefing said that comprehensive and effective presentation pertaining to the significance and importance of the project was given in the Provincial Development Working Party meeting which approved the project. He said that Canal Express Way was the first ever mega project in the history of Faisalabad, adding that it would bring revolution in the economic and social sectors.

He said that the 24-km dual carriage way would be signal free. It would start from Sahianwala Interchange M-III Motorway up to Gatewala Chowk. The two flyovers at railway crossing and Khurrianwala Jhumra road would also be constructed besides providing underpass at Gatwala chowk under the project, DCO Noorul Amin Mengal maintained.

He said that signal-free travel facilities would be provided from Sahianwala Interchange to Samundri road and another underpass would also be constructed at Jhal Khanuana Chowk, Samundri road. He said that the huge investment in industrialisation was expected due to the project as it was adjacent to mega M-III Industrial Estate. He said that the most modern international airport was also proposed on Canal Express Way besides other industrial and housing projects.