Get Complete Information About the Ring Road Lahore

(Ring Road Lahore)

The city of Lahore is witnessing rapid development, with many new housing societies and areas being added to it. Some notable examples are Bahria Town, Lake City, LDACity, Askari XI - all these developments have been witnessed in recent years.

The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has approved new regulations that allow the construction of high-rises to make vertical growth possible. In addition, there are other projects like Bus Rapid Transit and the Lahore Ring Road project are two of the finest examples in this concern.

About Ring Road Lahore

The ring road is a signal-free corridor that connects many areas of Lahore. It has become an important artery for thousands to commute from one destination to another in the city to do their business without any hassle. 

The construction of Ring Road in Lahore was completed in 2009, which has made it easier for people to commute and get around the city.

The Ring Road Project was a megaproject that took nearly three years to complete. When this expressway was first built in 2006, many unforeseen delays caused the construction process for both Northern and Southern Loops separately so it could be finished at once.

Throughout its history, the project has been developed in multiple phases. According to an estimate, when fully functional, the six-lane mega freeway project will allow 4.5 lakh vehicles to pass through it daily. 

Interesting Facts About Ring Road Lahore 

Here are some interesting facts about the Ring Road Lahore project.

Number of sections

2 (Northern & Southern Loops)

Lane 

6

Total length 

85 km

Speed limit

80-120 km/h

Structural Features

Flyovers, underpasses, emergency lanes, culverts, and carriageways

Current Status

Functional 

Mosques Near Ring Road Lahore 

Here is a list of mosques that are available near Ring Road Lahore.  

  • Mosque Muhmooda Shahreef on MS Brother Road in Bhamma is 260 m from Siwa Industries
  • Abu Baker Siddique(R.A.W) Mosque is a minute away from Chaudhary Paper Mart
  • Bilal Mosque in Forest Colony is 4 km away from Ring Road Toll Plaza
  • Fatima Zohra Masjid in Lakhodher, 2 minutes away from Underpass
  • Jamia Masjid Masood Khan in Badami Bagh is 450 m from Bengali Bagh Graveyard

Despite these, there are many other mosques in the area.

Structural Features 

The Ring Road is a freeway in Lahore with some modern architectural features. The total length of the project is around 85 kilometers, and it includes things like bridges, underpasses, emergency lanes, and more.

On Ring Road in Lahore, slow-moving vehicles like bicycles and animal-driven carriages are not allowed.

Proposed Ring Road’s Southern Loop 

Below is a list of housing societies in Lahore that will be connected to the Southern Loop of Ring Road after it is finished.

  • Eden Gardens
  • Lake City
  • Bahria Town Lahore
  • AWT Scheme
  • Valencia
  • Sui Gas Housing Society
  • Fazaia Housing Scheme

The first two parts of the Southern Loop, SL-I and SL-II, are 22.4 kilometers long and start at Kamahan in DHA Phase V to Raiwind Road in Lahore.

SL-III and SL-IV were opened in December 2017. They will connect Adda Plot (Raiwind Road) to Maraka (Multan Road) and Multan Road to Lahore-Karachi motorway and Sharaqpur. These two loops are expected to be completed in 2020.

About Lahore Ring Road Authority (LRRA) 

The government created the Lahore Ring Road Authority to monitor the project’s progress. It is responsible for maintaining this expressway. This Authority was created according to the Lahore Ring Road Authority Act, which determines how it operates, manages, and develops.

Once the project is done, people will be able to travel to Lahore more quickly. It will cut down the time of an hour into minutes.