Further development: LDA gets Rs2b to remodel city

Projects include construction of flyover, pedestrian bridges, roads and grounds

Our Correspondent December 10, 2017
Lahore Development Authority office PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: The governing body of the Lahore Development Authority has accorded an administrative approval to execute six new development projects in the city at a cost of more than Rs2 billion.

These projects included rehabilitation of 2.75-kilometere-long Shabbir Usmani Road from Jinnah Hospital Chowk Maulana Shoukat Ali Road to Y-Junction Barkat Market in New Garden Town at a cost of Rs134.5 million.

There will also be the construction of a flyover at Shaukat Khanum intersection to facilitate 200,000 vehicles on a daily basis. Other initiatives include the remodelling and improvement of U-turns on Khayaban-e-Jinnah and construction of four pedestrian bridges on main boulevard Johar Town at a cost of Rs947.3 million.

Road signs along Canal Bank Road, from Doctor’s Hospital to Mughalpura underpass, will be installed for a sum of Rs200 million.

Projects include the remodelling of Doongi Ground and MM Alam Road through better landscape, constructing entrance arcade and providing central entertainment areas at a cost of Rs110 million.

A sum of Rs100.5 million will be spent on the rehabilitation and improvement of Noor Jehan Road from Hussain Chowk to Liberty Gulberg Roundabout.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2017.

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