Punjab CM Naqvi inspects work on Shahdara flyover, Nawaz Sharif interchange
By News Desk
September 4, 2023 10:24 AM
Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister (CM) Syed Mohsin Naqvi on Sunday night visited the sites of Shahdara flyover and Nawaz Sharif Interchange Bedian Road Underpass and inspected the pace and quality of work on these projects, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
During the visit, he was told that 84 per cent work on Shahdara flyover and 40 per cent work on Nawaz Sharif interchange had been completed.
The chief minister also inspected the construction of protective walls on the Shahdara flyover.
He shook hands with the labourers working at the project’s site and urged them to work harder.
He, however, expressed his satisfaction over the quality of work on the project.
He directed the concerned officials to divert the traffic coming from Gujranwala towards the Service Road.
CM Naqvi ordered immediate leveling of the Service Road so that traffic could be diverted towards it.
He gave special instructions to Lahore Development Authority (LDA) DG Muhammad Ali Randhawa and contactors in order to ensure that both the projects could be completed on time.
The chief minister, however, directed further expediting work on the underpass.
He expressed the hope that the completion of both these projects would facilitate people’s movement from one place to another, and the issue of traffic congestion would be resolved for good.
Briefing the CM on the progress made on these projects so far, Commissioner Lahore, DG LDA, chief engineer LDA and contractors said that work was underway 24/7 for timely completion of the flyover.
He was told that 300,000 cars would pass through the flyover daily, while 120,000 cars would use the underpass.
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The chief minister also visited the shrine of Hazrat Ali Hajveri late at night and reviewed the arrangements being made for the celebrations of Urs.
He also visited the point designated for free distribution of milk.
Later, he went to the langarkhana and ate Biryani to check its taste.
The CM also visited different portions of the mosque.
He announced that there would be a holiday on September 7.
He said that it was after 12 years that the shrine’s basement had again been reserved for car parking.
The chief minister appreciated the administrator for keeping washrooms neat and clean.
CM Naqvi announced that work on the expansion of the shrine would get underway as soon as the land was acquired for the purpose.
Reporter: Durre Nayab