CM invites Turk help for southern loop of Ring Road

Staff Report

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Turk companies are working on different projects in Punjab, and cooperation of Albayrak, a Turk company, in the southern loop project of the Ring Road will be welcomed.

He was talking to a Turk delegation, led by Albayrak Chairman Noori Almalkialbayrak on Thursday. Solid waste management, metro bus service and Ring Road projects were discussed on the occasion. Continue reading

The other side of urban development

LAHORE – The provincial government’s sudden interest in new development projects in the City has lifted the face of many localities, but pending construction work has also left many roads trenched, thereby increasing problems for the common citizens, a survey conducted by TheNation revealed.

With most of the City’s roads dug up for laying of sewerage pipelines, widening or surfacing, the majority of Lahore’s citizens fail to reach their destinations on time because of traffic jams and congested diversion routes. Moreover, a large number of the roads awaiting surfacing or construction are enlisted as major roads and have to bear over 60pc load of the City’s traffic. Continue reading