Gilani opens two bypasses in Multan

MULTAN: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani inaugurated southern and northern bypass projects worth over Rs 2.2 billion here on Friday.The 16-km long Southern Bypass was completed in 18 months at a cost of Rs 1.57 billion while 9-km Northern Bypass (from LMQ Road to Bosan Road) cost Rs 653.220 million.The two bypasses will not only ease traffic congestion in the city but also improve traffic flow from north, south and other directions.Traffic flow particularly from Bahawalpur to Lahore, Muzaffargarh, Mianwali, Rawalpindi and Peshawar will benefit from this qualitative improvement in road engineering in Multan.

Similarly, traffic from Lahore to Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffargarh,Mianwali and Karachi will save time because it will not require to pass through Multan city as inter-city traffic on once congested city roads used to cause great inconvenience to citizens.The two bypasses will serve, for all practical purposes, as a ring road around Multan city.The Prime Minister himself enjoyed driving on the bypasses and stated that the facility would surely prove to be a great relief not only for the people of Multan but also for traffic through these arteries from north to south of the country and vice versa.

MPAs Malik Ahmad Hussain Dehar, Syed Nazim Hussain Shah, Malik Mohammad Amir Dogar and Mian Amir Ghani Maral, former MPA Dr Javed Siddiqui, Malik Noor Hussain Dehar, Malik Asim Dehar (ex-Nazim), Rana Arshad, Pir Sajjad Shah, Malik Aslam Dogar (ex-Nazim), Mahr Azhar Chawan, Haji Akhtar Hussain Bhutta, Malik Razzaq Bappi, Pir Haidar Shah, Malik Akram Bhatti, Haji Mannan Ansari (ex nazim) and former Naib Nazim Humayun Khokhar were also present. – APP