On Monday, August 22, Provincial Minister for Housing and Urban Development Mian Aslam Iqbal checked on the progress of several city development projects, according to news sources. The minister looked at how the Saggian Road bypass, Shahkam flyover, and Babu Sabu interchange projects were coming along.
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The minister said that the above projects are important for the city because they are where thousands of cars enter and leave every day. During the meeting, Director General (DG) of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Amir Ali Ahmad, told the minister about the different projects. It was said that the project to fix, maintain, and widen Sagian Road, which is the main way in and out of the city, is almost done. As part of the project, a road will be built from Ravi Bridge to Phul Mandi Chowk that is 4.4 kilometres long.
Also, a 3.1-kilometer road will be built from Phul Mandi Chowk to Faizpur Interchange as part of the project. As part of the third part of the project, a road will be built from Phul Mandi Chowk to Begum Kot. The DG LDA said that the project is 60% done and will be ready for traffic by October 2022.
He also said that once the repairs are done, the Shahkam flyover will be finished by September 30.
It’s important to note that the Punjab government started a number of projects to improve roads, especially to make the city’s entrances and exits look better.