Two major development projects are set to be launched in Lahore, aimed at improving traffic flow in the city. To begin with, the initial project entails the establishment of a signal-free passage from Ghora Chowk (Cantt) to Bedian Road (DHA Phase-5 roundabout). It includes the construction of a four-lane underpass at Cavalry Chowk and a four-lane flyover at Ghora Chowk. Furthermore, the remodelling of the Defence Mor intersection will also be covered.
Moving on to the second project, the Firdaus Market Underpass (Gulberg) to Defence Mor (Walton Road) via the Cavalry intersection is expected to be developed as a signal-free route. The project is estimated to cost over Rs. 4.2bn, with completion expected to take eight months.
Undoubtedly, the projects are expected to benefit a large number of citizens. They will improve the environment, reduce travel time, and save energy costs. It is important to note that the completion of the DHA Phase-5 roundabout project will require a budget of Rs. 2.8 billion, and it will take Lahore Development Authority around six months to complete this project.
In addition, Commissioner Muhammad Ali Randhawa urged the officers to expedite the necessary approvals as soon as the revised PC-1 is approved by both the Lahore Development Authority and the Planning & Development Department. Moreover, LDA has proposed a traffic management plan during the construction. As per this the traffic from Cantt and Shami Road will be diverted to Khursheed Alam Road. It is also decided to manage traffic locally at Khalid Butt Chowk and Ghora Chowk.