An ad in leading newspapers said that Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Chaudhry Parvez Elahi had laid the foundation stones for two huge projects that will help ease traffic in the city of Lahore.
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The Saggian Road Road project and the Shahdra Multilevel Flyover project will be fixed up and made better as part of these projects. According to a news report, the project to fix up Saggian Road would cost PKR 4.51 billion and save PKR 500 million a year on fuel costs. The Shahdra Multilevel Flyover would also cost PKR 8.9 billion and take 10 months to finish.
According to government sources, the Saggian Road project has two parts: one from Ravi Bridge to Lahore-Sheikhupura Road and the other from Phool Mandi Chowk to Faizpur Interchange (M-2 Motorway). In Package-1 of the project, there is a three-lane dual carriageway that is 3.90 kilometres long and 15 feet wide. Package 2 will be a two-lane road that is 4.40 kilometres long and 110 feet wide. Both packages are estimated to cost PKR 1,545,7 million and PKR 1,527,3 million.
Both projects are part of CM Elahi’s PKR 20 billion mega projects package for the city, which also includes the Samanabad Underpass, the Samanabad Cricket Ground, and the Gulshan-e-Ravi T Junction Underpass.