Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has announced the start of the Blue Line mass transit project in Lahore, which will connect Model Town to Data Sahib Chowk and the provincial capital’s old airport.
In a statement to the media on Sunday, Parvaiz Elahi revealed that discussions with the Asian Development Bank were underway for the construction of the Blue Line Train project, following the laying of the foundation stone for the CBD (Central Business District) Punjab Boulevard and the remodeling of the Kalma Chowk Underpass projects.
He claimed that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had harmed the Orange Line project, which had been planned during his previous tenure.
In response to a question, he stated that backdoor conversations were held every time there was a long march.
He claimed that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was prone to empty rhetoric, whereas Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was engaged in practical politics and that his vision would propel the country forward.
The chief minister announced that Lahore will be divided into three districts for better administrative control. Kasur will be part of a new district. Kasur will be linked to Pakpatan, Okara, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, and Sindh via the motorway.
The Punjab Central Business District Development Authority is in charge of the CBD Punjab Boulevard’s development (PCBDDA).
The Rs4.2 billion project will be completed in 180 days. The 365-meter-long boulevard will provide a signal-free path from Barkat Market to Jail Road and Ali Zaib Road, as well as an easy entry and exit to Pakistan’s first business district. The Boulevard will be able to handle more than 250,000 vehicles per day.
During his address at the event, the CM said, “We are stabilizing Punjab as a developed welfare province. Public relief and well-being are our utmost priority. The PCBDDA has secured a prominent spot in the development of Punjab. That is the reason that we have expanded the jurisdiction of the authority to all over Punjab.”
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