LAHORE – Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar on Friday announced mega development projects worth billions for the provincial capital.
Reportedly, the development projects will provide better health, transport, sanitation, and housing facilities; besides overcoming traffic problems of the metropolis city of Lahore.
Speaking to the media, Buzdar said the government will start a 1,000-bed general hospital with a cost of Rs9 billion at Ferozepur Road near Arfa Karim Technology Park, and would comprise of 400 beds each in general and cardiology wards. Apart from this, a 200-bed blood-disease center will also be established.
He also confirmed, a mother and childcare hospital is in the phase of completion in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital with a cost of Rs4 billion. The government has decided to upgrade Children Hospital Lahore to a University of Child Health Sciences; adding, that it would be the first Children Hospital University in Pakistan.
“We are also establishing a radiology department in Services Hospital with an amount of Rs2.50 billion,” he added.
Buzdar said the government had started 35000 residential flats at 8400 Kanal piece of land at the LDA city. He also mentioned Ravi Riverfront Urban Development (RRFUD) project and said it would provide residential facilities besides providing a solution to the sanitation and water scarcity problems.
Addressing the traffic jam in the city of gardens, he said that they have planned two flyovers at Shahkam Chowk and Karim Block Market Chowk with an amount of Rs6 billion.
An underpass at Ferozepur Road will also be constructed with an amount of Rs1 billion, while overhead bridges would be constructed from Railway Station to Sheranwala Gate with a cost of Rs4 billion.