Lahore: A concerted effort to address smog, pollution, and various environmental and traffic-related challenges is underway in the provincial capital as construction activities have commenced at six crucial traffic congestion points. The Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (Tepa) initiated this endeavor based on comprehensive surveys and traffic impact assessments.
The ongoing construction work is focused on six key locations. Khayaban-i-Jinnah, Khayaban-i-Firdausi, Pine Avenue, Raiwind Road, Johar Town, and Wapda Town. An official involved in the project expressed optimism that the construction endeavors would be completed expeditiously.
According to a proposal formulated by the Tepa chief engineer and endorsed by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA). In a recent meeting, the governing body said the Punjab government is proactively identifying traffic choke points to alleviate public distress caused by smog-related issues in the provincial capital.
The proposal discloses that surveys were conducted, and plans for rectifying issues at different choke points and intersections were developed. The CM appreciated Tepa’s efforts in tackling traffic issues for smog alleviation. He instructed officials to submit a working paper seeking administrative approval amounting to Rs700 million.