LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif laid the foundation stone of flyover project at Kalma Chowk costing more than Rs 2.3 billion.

The flyover, which will be the best of the country, will be completed by August 14. Two flyovers of three-lane each will also be constructed on both sides of Ferozepur Road, which will not only rid the people of traffic problems at Kalma Chowk, but also streamline the flow of traffic at Main Boulevard and Ferozepur Road. In the first phase, flyovers will be constructed at Kalma Chowk while in the second phase underpasses will be built. Members National and Provincial assemblies, Commissioner Lahore, Director General LDA, Sector Incharge National Logistics Cell and senior officers of NESPAK were also present.

Addressing a briefing meeting at the foundation stone laying of Kalma Chowk flyover project, the CM said the Punjab government was implementing a comprehensive programme of infrastructure development, and a network of flyovers and roads was being laid in the province. He said the projects executed in his last tenure were also unparalleled with regard to their standard and transparency and Lahore-Kasur Raod, Ring Road, Shalimar Interchange, Shaukat Ali Road and other development projects implemented during his current period were also comparable with any international project.

He said transparent utilisation of every penny of public money was being ensured and third-party audit system was being strictly implemented in the execution of development schemes.