The Punjab Central Business District Development Authority (PCBDDA), also known as Central Business District Punjab (CBD Punjab), has achieved a significant milestone by making both lanes of the Kalma Chowk Underpass motorable in just two and a half months. This underpass is the longest in Pakistan, and it was made functional for traffic in record-breaking time before the PSL 8 Lahore fixture. The project was funded entirely by CBD Punjab, and it aims to reduce hindrances in the daily commute of the citizens of Lahore.
The technical team of CBD Punjab worked tirelessly day and night to ensure that the underpass was ready for use. Their goal was to provide maximum relief to the public, as directed by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi. The team made the impossible possible and ensured that both lanes of the underpass were functional for traffic.
The COO of CBD Punjab, Brigadier (R) Mansoor Janjua, announced that both lanes of the underpass were open for traffic before the PSL 8 matches in Lahore, providing maximum relief to the citizens of Lahore. He further added that the remodeling project of Kalma Chowk Underpass would help alleviate the traffic congestion in the area and be a treat for cricket fans, providing a hassle-free approach to the stadium.
CBD Punjab’s achievement of making both lanes of the Kalma Chowk Underpass functional is a testament to its commitment to providing high-quality infrastructure for the public. Mr. Riaz Hussain, Executive Director Technical of CBD Punjab, commended the technical team and the contractor NLC for doing a remarkable job in making the underpass functional before the given timeframe. He extended his heartfelt gratitude to each and every member of the team.
During the inauguration ceremony, Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi, Provincial Minister for Excise, Taxation, Communication and Works Punjab, Mr. Bilal Afzal Commissioner Lahore, Mr. Mohammed Ali Randhawa, COO PCBDDA, Brigadier (R) Mansoor Janjua, Executive Director Technical PCBDDA, Mr. Riaz Hussain, Executive Director Commercial, Mr. Mohammed Omer, Technical team of PCBDDA, staff members of PCBDDA, NLC, and other government officials were present. The authority accomplished this major development project according to the approved PC1, utilizing the funds of 4.2 billion PKR out of 4.9 billion PKR, with no PC1 revision.
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