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Flyover project in Raiwind inaugurated

Project to be completed in six months at cost of Rs1.046 billion

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the project of railway track flyover in Raiwind, which will be completed within six months at a cost of Rs1.046 billion.

Secretary Communication and Works gave a briefing to the chief minister regarding important features of the project.The chief minister directed that the flyover project should be completed speedily with high standard like other projects of the Punjab government. There should be a proper arrangement of drainage of water on the flyover and it should be beautified through horticulture, he added.

Shahbaz Sharif said he would personally monitor the project and the officers concerned would be encouraged for their good work.Talking to reporters after inaugurating the project, the chief minister said it was a longstanding demand of the people of Raiwind to make a flyover on railway crossing as they were facing great difficulties and traffic remained jammed.

Shahbaz Sharif said he had promised to make a flyover here and for honouring his promise, he had laid the foundation stone of the project. Due to agreement with contractors, the project was to be completed in eight months but on his request, now this project would be completed in six months, he added. He said this was a splendid project for the people due to which a number of problems would be resolved and pollution reduced. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, work was continuing on the projects of progress and prosperity in the country round-the-clock.

He said the prime minister was paying full attention to energy projects and personally supervising them. He said abundant electricity would be available with the completion of energy projects by the end of next year due to which darkness would be removed and there would be light everywhere in the country. With the same spirit, the lost status of the country will be restored, he added.

He said a few days ago, the nation celebrated Independence Day and speeches were delivered on this occasion but he said the nation would become prosperous only due to practical steps instead of speeches.

Replying to a question, Shahbaz Sharif said Lahore Orange Line Metro Train project was for the people and it was the first project in the history of Pakistan which was being constructed on modern lines; with the completion of this project, three lakh people would travel by metro train daily, he added.

He said this was the dream envisioned by Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal and the entire nation had achieved freedom for this purpose that equal opportunities of education, health, justice, progress and prosperity should be available to all in the country. The chief minister said he also challenged that if corruption of even a single penny was proved against him in development projects, including orange line metro train he was ready to face accountability.

Replying to another question, he said he was deeply grieved over loss of precious human lives due to collapse of roof of a house in the walled city area and he had taken its notice and sought a report from the administration.


Published in The News , August 22rd, 2016.