The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has prepared a development package worth Rs13 billion to be presented before the new chief minister of Punjab.
The engineering wing of LDA has prepared a detailed briefing in this regard.
Sources on Tuesday informed that LDA had already planned to execute five new projects in the city and a detailed briefing had been presented to former chief minister Usman Buzdar.
However, they said that due to the ongoing political crisis the progress work on all the proposed development projects went to a halt. “Former chief minister had okayed all the projects after having seen a presentation on them,” they said, adding that the engineering wing was hopeful to get the approval of these projects as some of the projects were proposed during the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s previous tenure.
Five projects to be presented before the new chief minister include an elevated expressway from Gulberg to Babu Sabu worth Rs6.5 billion; Shahdara Morh multi-level grade separation flyover worth Rs2.8 billion; a signal-free corridor from Center Point Gulberg to Defence Mor; T-junction from Babu Sabu to Gulshan-e-Ravi; and Ring Road and its expansion worth Rs2.40 billion.
Moreover, the LDA team will propose the construction of an underpass at Samanabad.
Sources said that besides the said five projects, there are at least 15 other projects which will be a big task for the new government to complete or execute. “Shahkam flyover, Gulab Devi and Shairanwala Gate flyover are also under development and their timely completion will be a challenge for the new government,” they said.
Sources added that the feasibility reports of these projects were prepared after a long consultation. “If these proposed projects are not executed in time, there is fear of an increase of project cost,” they added.