Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has laid the foundation stone of the Sheranwala Gate flyover to be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 5 billion. He also announced the flyover to be named after one of the greatest saints Hazrat Data Ganj Bux (Hazrat Ali Hajvery). He said that the Sheranwala Flyover is situated beside historic places like Lahore Fort, Minar-e-Pakistan, and the shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bux. While talking about the culture, history, and tradition of the historic city of Lahore he said that the flyover would connect the old and the new localities.
The CM said, “There was a dire need to initiate development work in the walled city, and the PTI-led government has taken a lead in this regard”.He continued, “This 4th project was imperative to overcome traffic issues. Lala Shahbaz Qalandar Underpass has been completed, Gulab Devi Underpass will be completed before time and the Shahkam Chowk overhead bridge project is being completed speedily,” He also told that around 130, 000 vehicles would be utilizing this facility and that the government had saved a handsome amount amounting to Rs 27 million through transparent tendering. The project, He continued, will be completed in time and a parking plaza for 1000 vehicles would also be constructed around Sheranwala Gate. He revealed that a new sewerage line was being laid around Sheranwala flyover.
The CM kept on talking about the development work carried out by the PTI- led Government and said “Mother and child block at Ganga Ram Hospital will be completed with Rs7 billion, a new 1000-bed general hospital will be constructed at Ferozepur Road and 400-bed emergency blocks will be built at Services Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, and Ferozepur Road. ”He continued, “Underground water storage tanks have been constructed to store rainwater in Lahore, and this facility will be extended across Punjab. An underpass will be constructed to overcome traffic blockage from Cavalry Ground to DHA. A turbo roundabout will also be constructed at Shahdara Chowk to create separate passages for heavy and light vehicles. RUDA and CBD are game-changer plans. ”The chief minister further said that the timely completion of the development project in a transparent manner was the real success of his government. He maintained that the pace of the development work assured a new era of development that would bring Lahore among the most developed cities of the world.