Firdous Market underpass to be constructed at a cost of PKR 1.8bn
Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has received the clearance for the execution of two development projects in the city at a cost of PKR 2.1bn. These projects include the Firdous Market underpass that will provide help in easing the traffic burden at the Center Point.
The projects also include an entertainment park in Johar Town. The LDA spokesperson said that the meeting was informed that the underpass would serve as the mean to avoid frequent traffic jams and vehicular congestion from Center Point, Gulberg to Cavalry Ground. The two-lane dual underpass would also facilitate the vehicles going towards MM Alam Road. This project would be constructed at a cost of PKR 1.8bn.
The underpass would be 540 feet long for which special arrangements would be made for the drainage of rainwater. For the construction of the underpass, no existing structure would be affected and seven Kanal land will be acquired.
The meeting was also informed that an entertainment park would be set up over 140 kanals in Johar Town, adjacent to Aleem Dar Cricket Academy. The first of its kind park in the city would cost Rs330m. A jogging track, lake, open gym, basketball court, tennis court and facilities for other outdoor games would be made available at the park.