Lahore: SITE offices, manned by the personnel of the agencies concerned, should be set up for the projects being executed under the Lahore Roads Rehabilitation Programme, at a cost of Rs14 billion, to ensure coordination among the relevant departments for early completion of the projects.

These directions were issued by Task Force on Rehabilitation of Roads Chairman Kh. Ahmad Hassan who was presiding over a meeting to review progress of the projects here on Tuesday. Lahore Development Authority Director General Shahid Mahmood, MPAs Hafiz Mian Muhamamd Nauman, Rana Ijaz and Chaudhry Shahbaz as well as representatives of the Frontier Works Organisation, Wasa, Tepa, Lesco, SNGPL and other departments were also present.

Kh. Ahmad Hassan underlined the need for publicising traffic management plans besides identifying alternative routes for facilitating the traffic on the under-construction roads. He asked the officials to take the MNAs and MPAs concerned on board for accomplishing these projects.

The meeting was informed that a flyover as well as an underpass would be constructed under the Shalimar Interchange Project in the Mughalpura area. Work for laying 72-inch sewerage from the GT Road to the Bund Road in the Bogiwal area, costing Rs110 million, was in progress. A 60-feet-wide road was also being designed for the 3.4km long stretch, which would be constructed at a cost of Rs84.8 million.

Work for fixing curb stone on Maulana Shoukat Ali Road was underway, which would be completed within a fortnight, besides a cycle track would be earmarked along the Madr-e-Millat Road in Township. Initial work for construction of road from the Multan Raod to Bund Road in Sabazazar area was in progress while the road construction work in Gulshan-e-Ravi would be started soon, the meeting was informed.

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