LAHORE– The repair, rehabilitation, beautification and patch work being executed by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) on 46 important city roads at a cost of Rs600 million is currently in full swing.
Following the directives of the Chief Minister Punjab, Director General LDA Muhammed Usman Moazzam visited various localities of the provincial metropolis on Sunday for inspection of work and directed for finishing the road rehabilitation work by the 15th of October.
The director general visited Gulberg, Allama Iqbal Town, Thokar Niaz Baig, Canal Road, Raiwind Road and other places of the city for this purpose.
Chief Engineer Mazhar Hussain Khan briefed the director general about the work.
The director general LDA directed for starting work for patchwork of Canal Road from Thokar Chowk to Shahkam Chowk and completing it within a week’s time.
The director general visited Gulberg area and supervised the patch work of roads and carpeting of asphalt near Gaddafi stadium roundabout.
He also inspected the work being carried out at M M Alam Road, from Firdaus Market to Hussain Chowk.
The DG expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of work at Guru Mangat Road and sought explanation from the officer concerned.
The director general visited The Mall and directed for finishing asphalt work at service lane at the earliest. He also visited main boulevard Allama Iqbal Town and nearby roads for this purpose.
Earlier, DG Lahore Development Authority Muhammad Usman Moazzam visited Thokar Niaz Baig interception and directed for finalising all types of work for beautification and uplifting of the area by October 15.
He further directed for focusing on traffic management side-by-side with traffic engineering at this busy place.
He directed for removing wall chalking and other such things including posters and banners which were giving an ugly look to the area. He also directed for designing a standard format for sign boards of shops and showrooms in the area.
Chief Engineer LDA Mazhar Hussain Khan briefed the director general about progress on various tasks.
He informed that road geometry has been improved for or better traffic circulation in the area to avoid traffic jams.
He further told that construction of walkways and footpaths had been completed in the area for facilitating pedestrians movement besides carpeting four kilometer long roads with asphalt work.
Installation of road signage for guidance of vehicles as well as painting of Kurb stone along roads had also been completed while work for construction of storm water drainage system was in final stages, he added.— PRESS HANDOUT