Separate police force to maintain traffic flow on Ring Road
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that billions of rupees have been spent on the Lahore Ring Road project to rid the people of traffic problems and to provide them relief, therefore the upkeep and maintenance of this biggest public welfare project is our joint responsibility.
He said that development work on the southern loop of Lahore Ring Road would be commenced soon, whereas a separate police force is being formed to maintain traffic flow on Lahore Ring Road which will begin its work with effect from December 25.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting of Lahore Ring Road Authority which was attended by Senior Member Board of Revenue, IG Police, Secretaries Finance, Forests, Planning & Development, Communication & Works, Vice Chairman Punjab Investment Board, Commissioner Lahore Division, DG LDA, MD WASA, NLC and NASPAK authorities.
The meeting accorded approval to the budget of Lahore Ring Authority for the year 201213. Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said that development work on the southern loop of Lahore Ring Road would commence after dividing it into various portions. He said this project will be an exemplary development project in terms of quality and transparency. Directing expeditious completion of the process of acquisition of land for construction of southern loop, the Chief Minister ordered that toll collection system at northern loop should be computerized whereas an effective business plan should be implemented in order to generate further resources for the project. He said the setting up of economic development zone is of utmost significance for promotion of financial and business activities at Lahore Ring Road. Formulating a committee, under the chairmanship of Chairman Planning & Development in this regard.