Punjab govt, CBD initiate Rs8bn drainage project


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Punjab govt, CBD initiate Rs8bn drainage project
Punjab govt, CBD initiate Rs8bn drainage project

LAHORE: To deal with the issue of pounding Walton Highway after rains, the Punjab authorities and Central Enterprise District (CBD) Punjab have began a water drainage project at the price of Rs8 billion and it is going to be accomplished in 120 days.

Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi expressed these views whereas speaking to the media throughout his go to to the websites of Khalid Butt Chowk Underpass and Ghora Chowk Defence Mor flyover initiatives right here on Wednesday.

He additional informed the newsmen that drainage of the rainwater was a giant difficulty within the space round Walton Highway and it’ll quickly be resolved. He added that they’ve contacted the Cantonment Board for drainage of rainwater from Walton Highway.

On Avastin injection, he stated they had been apprehending the accused concerned within the injection scandal. “No leniency will probably be proven to the individuals concerned within the scandal, no matter their affect. We made a promise to offer justice to the victims and it is going to be fulfilled at any value,” he added.

Speaking concerning the two initiatives, he averred that the Khalid Butt Chowk Underpass will probably be accomplished quickly; they had been to open the underpass subsequent month, including that the Ghora Chowk Flyover project could be accomplished earlier than the stipulated interval.

“It was our utmost effort to finish each initiatives as quickly as potential whereas sustaining excessive requirements. Within the coming few days, just a few roads will probably be opened to take care of visitors stream,” he added.

On Zafar Ali Plastic Highway, he stated it was a novel project and the Punjab Communication and Works Division has achieved splendid work; the good thing about a plastic Highway was that it absorbs rainwater and doesn’t break up.

“The plastic highway at Zafar Ali Highway was accomplished at the price of Rs20 million, in any other case a standard highway of the identical size would have value Rs60 million. It was our effort to assemble plastic roads in several areas of Lahore,” he added.

He was additionally hopeful that the Shahdara Flyover project, which additionally consists of the development of the Ravi Bridge, could be accomplished quickly. “The situation of small roads in Lahore was in dangerous situation and thus they’ll quickly be repaired whereas no bushes had been being minimize in the course of the development work,” he added.

In the meantime, in the course of the inspection of the initiatives, the CM directed the related officers to make wonderful visitors preparations to take care of visitors stream in the course of the development work. He additionally harassed finishing the initiatives inside the stipulated interval.

On this event, CBD CEO Imran Amin informed the CM that with the completion of each initiatives, a signal-free hall will probably be constructed from the Centre Level as much as Defence Mor. “A dual-lane underpass was being constructed at Khalid Butt Chowk whereas a 742-meter-long flyover comprising triple-lane was being constructed at Ghora Chowk Defence Mor. Furthermore, restore of different roads linked with the project will probably be ensured,” he added.

Copyright Enterprise Recorder, 2023

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