LAHORE, Aug 18: The Punjab government has decided to build an underpass at Model Town Mor instead of Kalma Chowk, officials told Dawn on Thursday.

It has also been decided to construct another flyover at Muslim Town Mor (Ferozepur Road), keeping in view the frequent traffic jams occurring there.

“The experts have told Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in a meeting that the city is in a dire need of another flyover having two bridges at Muslim Town Mor because of frequent traffic congestions occurring there. The experts also told the CM that the construction of an underpass at Model Town Mor would be more beneficial than at Kalma Chowk, drawing a comparison between traffic load at the two sites,” communication and works department project director Sabir Khan Saduzai said.

“That is why the government has dropped the idea to construct an underpass at Kalma Chowk and instead decided to construct it at Model Town Mor,” he added.

He said the Muslim Town flyover project would be costlier, as it would have more length than Kalma Chowk flyover.

Mr Saduzai said a consultancy firm had been asked to immediately prepare the design for both projects — Muslim Town flyover
and Model Town underpass.

“As soon as the department receives complete designs of the projects it will start working on their execution,” he added.