Work on new Ravi bridge soon: CM


CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that after the launching of the Metro bus service, inconvenience of the citizens will change into permanent relief while the critics will also be silenced.

He said the project would be a unique example of speed, transparency and standard. He said that while E-ticketing system would ensure charging of genuine fare, it would also introduce a modern transport culture. He said the poor had equal rights over resources and by spending billions on welfare projects, the Punjab government was upholding their rights. He was presiding over a meeting to review Metro bus project here on Sunday.

Shahbaz said every effort should be made for speedy completion of the project while every task should be completed within the timeframe at any cost. He said that no compromise would be made on the quality of the project and those responsible would not be spared in case of any complaint. Expressing dissatisfaction with the pace of work on the route of metro bus from Qaddafi Stadium to Ichhra, the CM said that work pace should be accelerated and completed within the stipulated period. He said Kalma Chowk was being made signal-free through construction of underpasses.The chief minister said the foundation stone of the new bridge over the River Ravi would soon be laid and it would also be a masterpiece of architecture. He directed the authorities that the flow of traffic at Chungi Amarsidhu and Azadi Chowk should be improved and the number of pedestrian bridges. He said the contractors working on metro bus project should continue working with commitment for the early completion of the project.