The newly planned 300-foot-wide major road connecting Walton Road and Ferozepur Road from the Gulberg central business district is being finalised by the Punjab Central Business District Development Authority (PCBDDA), formerly known as the Lahore Central Business District Development Authority. By the end of this month, the landmark projects should be finished.
The Central Business District (CBD), Pakistan’s first planned business district, is said to have been founded on this unique initiative. The 3.5km-long, Rs8.5 billion PC-1 of the “CBD square boulevard” road-flyover project has been approved. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the PCBDDA told that we are ready to start building by this month.
Speaking about the main aspects of the project, CEO Mr Amin noted that the proposed road location has already been connected to the recently constructed Kalma Chowk CBD underpass. There was no way for motorists who wanted to enter the CBD redevelopment area to access Walton Way. Therefore, the underpass could not have been made accessible to traffic.
Drivers will have three underpass options to select from once the boulevard is finished. The Kalma Chowk underpass, the blue lane, and the CBD underpass. This underpass terminates where a couple of plant nurseries had stood.
The CEO of the PCBDDA stated that the authority would pay for this initiative of this Landmark Projects out of its own funds. Rather than requesting assistance from the provincial or parent departments.
He asserted that slip roads would connect the Ferozepur Road, Askari-V, Gulab Devi Hospital, and Falcon Housing Society to the project. The project will eventually connect to Ferozepur Road and also bridge over the railroad tracks through a flyover.