Fast track Rs800 million: Qainchi bridge complete, ready for opening

Project expected to be inaugurated next week.


Our Correspondent July 18, 2014

LAHORE:


The Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning Agency (TEPA) has completed work on the second bridge at Qainchi Junction.


The first bridge, from Walton Road to Ferozepur Road, cost Rs700 million and was opened for traffic on April 21 this year.

The second bridge, which has now been completed at a cost of Rs800 million, has two down-ramps.

This new bridge has a U-turn towards Kamahan side. It also has a down-ramp on Walton Road, which will be used by traffic from Kamahan to Ferozpur Road to Walton.

TEPA Additional Chief Engineer Khalid Alvi told The Express Tribune that work was almost complete and the bridge would be inaugurated soon.

Work on the two Walton bridges had begun in February, 2014.

Four elevated U-turns, two on each side of Chungi Amer Sidhu Junction, would take another one month to complete. The project is behind schedule because of the delay in shifting electricity poles at Chungi.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2014.

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