The Punjab government has set aside Rs5.077 billion for 22 new urban development schemes in the province in 2011-12, including nine in Lahore.
The Lahore projects include the construction of a missing link by extension of Wahdat Road at Karim Block in Allama Iqbal Town; the remodelling of Canal Bank Road from the Dharampura Underpass to Thokar Niaz Baig; the widening and rehabilitation of MM Alam Road from Hussain Chowk to Main Boulevard Gulberg; the replacement of 20 outlived tubewells; the restoration of the original cross section (40 feet) of Sattukatla Drain from Ferozepur Road to Peco Road; the construction of a waste water treatment plant at Salamat Pura/Mehmood Booti; the preparation of a master plan for Lahore’s water supply and drainage systems; a project to improvement the water supply and drainage system; and the provision of water supply and sewerage at Union Councils 117, 118, 119 and 120.
The Punjab government has also allocated Rs2.967 billion for 39 ongoing schemes. These include seven Water and Sanitation Agency projects in Lahore, 11 in Faisalabad, one in Rawalpindi, five in Gujranwala and four in Multan.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 11th, 2011.
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