Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar has given preliminary approval for four mega infrastructure projects for the provincial capital, which will at a cost of PKR 10 billion and include Shahdara Modern Turbo Roundabout, news sources reported.
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According to reports, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General (DG) Ahmed Aziz Tarar presented the four mega projects for CM Buzdar’s approval a few days back. The preliminary outline of the projects was prepared by the Chief Engineer LDA Mazhar Hussain in consultation with National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK).
The chief minister instructed the relevant agencies to get projects’ approval following the completion of PC-1. Under the project Turbo roundabouts and eight ramps would be built in Shahdara at a cost of PKR 5 billion. The building of roundabouts would benefit 300,000 vehicles. Similarly, a 6.5-kilometre-long dual carriageway from Ghazi Road to Bhatti Chowk will be built and renovated for PKR 1.80 billion.
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Furthermore, eight junctions of Lahore would also be upgraded at a cost of PKR 1.40 billion, including Bhatti Chowk, Data Darbar, Faisal Chowk, Gulshan Ravi T Junction, Nishtar Junction, and Kahna Kacha Roundabout. Similarly, the project includes a PKR 900 million restoration project for Data Nagar Burj and the adjacent region.