CM Buzdar lays stone for Firdous Market Underpass
Lahore: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has laid the foundation stone of the Firdous Market Underpass Project, as reported by the news sources.
According to the details, a sum of 1.76 billion rupees would be spent on the project that also includes land acquisition. The CM provided the details of the project and said that the construction cost was estimated at 1.09 billion; however, the government has managed to save a sum of 130 million rupees through transparent tendering and the construction cost has now reduced to 960 million rupees.
Speaking at the occasion, CM Buzdar appreciated the role of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) that played a vital role in saving 130 million rupees. The project was initially estimated to be completed in a period of four months but the LDA has directed to complete it in just 90 days, said the CM.
He also said that around 7 Kanal land would be acquired for the project and no building would be affected by it.
The 540-meter long two-lane dual carriageway underpass would facilitate the traffic of the surrounding areas, while the facility would consist of double lanes on both sides with special arrangements for water disposal.