Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has changed the construction design of the Kareem Block Underpass project in Allama Iqbal Town – Lahore, in a bid to prevent the acquisition of land owned by the University of Punjab, news sources reported on Saturday (December 4).
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The newly proposed design now includes the construction of an additional barrel in the underpass going from Wahdat Road towards the canal and Bhekewal Mor. According to the updated design, an extra three kanal of land would be purchased from the bank, bringing the total cost of the project to PKR 2.70 billion. Reportedly, there are also two choices for the Kareem Block project in the proposed design. The first alternative is to build an underpass, which will convert the intersection into a signal-free route, allowing traffic from Multan Road to continue uninterrupted to Bhekewal Road. The second alternative is to build a three-legged flyover, allowing traffic from Multan Road to continue uninterrupted to Canal Road and Bhekewal Mor. Moreover, LDA Chief Engineer Mazhar Hussain Khan has sent the final Project Concept-1 (PC-1) to the government for approval.
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In another development, the LDA’s Engineering Wing has submitted PC-1 of the new Samanabad Mor underpass to the Punjab government for clearance. The 500-meter-long full-height dual carriageway underpass will cost PKR 1.39 billion to build. The underpass would cross Multan Road, connecting traffic from Gulshan Ravi to Samanabad Mor.