CM Punjab inaugurates Shahkam Flyover

CM Punjab inaugurates Shahkam Flyover

Lahore, The Gulf Observer: Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi inaugurated the Shahkam Chowk Flyover project on Tuesday. He said that the Shahkam Chowk flyover will save time and ensure ease for citizens. The cost of this flyover project is 3 billion, 91 crore rupees and the three-lane, dual-way flyover is 606 meters long. Signal-free corridor facility will be available for one lakh, 20 thousand vehicles daily. The estimated cost of the project was four billion, 23 crore rupees and Rs.31.40 crores have been saved in the project.

While addressing the inauguration ceremony, the CM said that since Shehbaz Sharif became the prime minister, he is busy destabilizing the Punjab government. The results of the by-elections are in front of everyone. The results have shaken Shehbaz Sharif and the federal government. The N-League and PDM do not understand what they have to do now and God willing they will not understand. The PML-N itself is a qabza group and has engaged such people to further this agenda. The CM regretted that the N-League is also doing politics on wheat. Shehbaz Sharif’s enmity with the people of Punjab has come to the fore; he said and pointed out that the federal government gave wheat to all the provinces except Punjab. It gave wheat to Sindh but disallowed Punjab to import wheat; he regretted and added that the federal government is neither giving wheat to Punjab nor allowing us to import it.

He said that the federal government has to pay the dues of 170 billion rupees to the Punjab government and it has also stopped it. The PML-N is openly hostile to Punjab and in these circumstances, how do they ask for votes from the people of Punjab? We are going to the Supreme Court against the behavior of the federal government, he announced. Shehbaz Sharif also disbanded the Al-Mubarak Centre project like other welfare-oriented schemes, he cited. A five-star hotel and a rooftop food court, as big as a football ground, will be built in Al-Mubarak Center. Traffic problems will also be avoided by connecting Al-Mubarak Center with Qaddafi Stadium through a tunnel. Parking facilities for 7,000 vehicles will be available at Al-Mubarak Center, he remarked.

He said that a patrolling post and rescue 1122 center will also be built to ensure law and order in the housing societies adjacent to Shahkam Chowk. The money for building these facilities would be taken from the owners of the housing societies. He said that the private housing societies do not construct sewerage which creates problems. The private housing societies must ensure the provision of sewerage, roads and other facilities in their schemes before advertising, he said. Notices will be issued to the housing societies to develop sewerage and other facilities before construction. Private housing societies are being given a week in this regard; he added and warned that action will be taken against those societies that do not comply. Societies should also give facilities to those from which they are earning money. He said that the land transfer fee has been reduced by 100 percent for the convenience of the common man. The reduction in transfer fee is improving the property business.

According to the vision of Imran Khan, work has also been started on the RUDA and CBD projects. Similarly, the Lahore master plan has been approved to deal with rising population and traffic problems. Green and brown areas have been reserved for construction in Lahore, he said. The government will also arrange an underground travel facility within the city of Lahore; he disclosed and maintained that this project will be a great gift for the citizens of Lahore. The CM mentioned that the work on the underground project started in his previous term but Shehbaz Sharif stopped it too. 31 crore rupees were saved in the Shahkam Chowk flyover project, for which, I congratulate DG LDA and his team, he concluded.

Senior Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal also addressed the ceremony and said that Shehbaz Sharif has turned Lahore into a concrete city and destroyed its beauty. When Chaudhry Parvez Elahi became the chief minister in 2002, he made a plan to run an underground train, but Shehbaz Sharif stopped it. The burn center project at Jinnah Hospital Lahore was also started by Parvaiz Elahi but the N-League government stopped it too. Parvez Elahi has a long list of projects including Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology, Mayo Hospital’s surgical tower and rescue 1122 etc. He gave numerous welfare projects to the people of Punjab and these are still remembered by them. He said that the Sharifs have played havoc with justice and all of them are corrupt to the core. Imran Khan is the voice of the nation and his narrative is the narrative of the nation, he added.