Federal Minister for Communications & Postal Services Mr. Murad Saeed has termed Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Motorway (M-3), a model Motorway that is going to be opened to traffic from March 30, 2019. For Convenience of the people Faisalabad Toll Plaza will be eliminated from March 24, 2019. He was presiding over a high level meeting held at Ministry of Communications here today, participated by Secretary Communications Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Chairman National Highway Authority Mr. Jawwad Rafique Malik, Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police Allah Dino Khowaja, representative of the Frontier Works Organization and Senior officers from Ministry of Communications.
Mr. Murad Seed said, a coordinated road network plays vital role in socio economic uplift and that the Ministry of Communications and National Highway Authority are completing ongoing motorways and highways schemes through available resources. He said, Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Motorway (M-3) is near completion and will be opened to traffic on March 30. On this motorway he said, Intelligent Transport System is installed due to which it may be termed a model motorway. He said, concrete steps are being taken to modernize the motorways and highways network and installation of intelligent transport system is a practical advancement to this effect. He further said, the latest digital system is employed at M-3 which includes handling emergencies, controlling traffic accidents, lane marking, placement of LED screens, electronic toll collection, weigh station system and installation of Optic Fiber Cable as well as maximum civic and travelling facilities shall be ensured at service areas. High speed vehicles will be monitored through cameras. Such digital system shall also be installed along other motorways gradually, he added.