Lahore: The ongoing repair work on the Habibabad overpass will be finished within two weeks, a Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) official told reporters on February 9.
The overpass, located on GT Road near Pattoki, was constructed by Habibabad Operations and Management Engineering Company (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of the FWO, on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis. This made the company responsible for the maintenance of the structure for 10 years without being entitled to any payments from the National Highway Authority.
According to the official, the main structure of the overpass was not damaged, but the road leading to it and the ramps were in a dilapidated condition due to water seepage and needed renovation. Currently, entire portions are being repaired and extra layers of stronger material are being laid to ensure durability of the overpass for another 25 years.