Sep­a­rate po­lice force to main­tain traf­fic flow on Ring Road

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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.

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