Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed has said, we are determined to overcome travelling difficulties being faced by the people and provide them safe and sound journey on our roads. In a few days, Lahore Ravi Toll Plaza at Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M-2) is being shifted while new lanes are being added to Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway (M-1) Toll Plaza. The Federal Minister also ordered to remove Pindi Bhattian – Faisalabad Motorway (M-3) Toll Plaza.
He desired immediate steps to be taken to remove congestion on Motorway Toll Plaza (M-9) at Karachi. He was addressing a briefing session at Ministry of Communications recently. Senior officers of the FWO gave briefing. Chairman National Highway Authority Jawwad Rafique Malik, Inspector General National Highways and Motorway Police Allah Dino Khawaja, Director General FWO Maj General Inam Haider and senior high ups from Ministry of Communications also participated.
Mr. Murad Saeed said, our target is to discipline the highways and motorways system and for the purpose pragmatic steps are being taken. Electronic Toll Plazas and E-Tag system require to be started on motorways network.
Earlier FWO’s Project Director Col. Zia-ur-Rehman told in the briefing that 27000 vehicles pass through M-2 daily, while number of vehicles increases upto 31000 vehicles at weekends. 17 toll booths are operational at Ravi Toll Plaza, while 8 more booths will be added. It was further told that Mobile APP, Helpline, Customer Care Centre, FM Radio, WIFI and Monitoring through electronic digital camera facilities are available at M-2. In the upcoming afforestation campaign 2.5 million saplings will be planted all along Lahore-Islamabad Motorway under Clean and Green Pakistan drive of Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan.