Lahore: According to news reports, the foundation for the Akbar Chowk flyover and underpass project was laid on Tuesday, by interim Punjab CM Mohsin Naqi. The Akbar Chowk project, which would cost PKR 3.10 billion and take four months to complete, will contain a 700-meter-long flyover and a 540-meter-long underpass. On one of the city's busiest roadways, the project is expected to decrease significantly the traffic congestion once it is finished.
According to the advertisement, the flyover will connect traffic coming and departing from Shauq Chowk and Peco Road, while the underpass will have two lanes and connect traffic coming from Faisal Town and College Road Township. The project also expects to handle more than 100,000 vehicles daily. The project will not only ease the flow of traffic on the roads but also play a vital role in minimizing fuel costs besides saving precious time.
It is relevant to mention here that the incumbent administration of the LDA is working round the clock to ensure the smooth and timely completion of the ongoing development projects. Some of the newly conceived projects include A signal-free corridor from Center Point Gulberg to Defense Mor, a T-junction from Babu Sabu to Gulshan-e-Ravi, an elevated motorway from Gulberg to Babu Sabu worth Rs6.5 billion, a multi-level-grade separation flyover at Shahdara Morh worth Rs2.8 billion, and the Ring Road and its expansion worth Rs2.40b.