is a highway currently under construction along the Lyari River
. This toll highway is designed to relieve congestion in the city of Karachi.
The Lyari Expressway project was launched on May 11, 2002 with the aim of serving as a commuting artery connecting Mauripur Road and the Super Highway
and to alleviate the burden of traffic plying between Karachi Port
and the Super Highway heading upcountry.
It will be a 16.5 km 8 lane expressway
that will consist of four lanes on both sides, with two interchanges, five overpasses and five underpasses. Moreover, two lanes each will be constructed on either bank of the Lyari River
. Once completed, traffic volume is estimated at 34,000 vehicles. The expressway will have toll plazas
at four locations. 24 April 2004, Dawn
The cost of developing this expressway has been revised several times since it was first proposed. Originally estimated at Rs 5.1 billion, as of March 2006 it is expected to cost Rs 8 billion once completed. by Zubeida Mustafa, 8 March 2006, Dawn
When work started on the Lyari Expressway in May 2002, the National Highway Authority
(NHA) had expected to complete it in 30 months (i.e. by November 2004). Having revised the completion schedule, as of December 2006 the Frontier Works Organisation (), the executing agency for the NHA, expects the southbound section running from Sohrab Goth to Mauripur Road completed by the end of... Read More