LAHORE:On the direction of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, work has been started on mega projects in the City, including Shahkam Chowk overhead bridge, Gulab Devi Hospital underpass and Sheranwala Gate overhead bridge.
In this regard, the chief minister said an overhead bridge would be constructed from the railway station to Sheranwala Gate to ease the daily movement of people in the North and South parts of the city. An underpass will be built near Gulab Devi Hospital on Ferozepur Road, he added. Similarly, the Shahkam Chowk overhead bridge will resolve daily traffic issues.
Meanwhile, a 1,000-bed general hospital will be built in an area of 124-kanal near Arfa Karim Technology Park, he said.The chief minister directed the LDA DG for early completion of the projects, adding that an innovative plan be presented for solving the traffic problem at Cavalry Chowk. Similarly, steps be taken for the signal-free corridor from Multan Road to Ferozepur Road, he said and directed that remodelling of Shahdara Chowk be finalised soon. Meanwhile, work on the Karim Block, Iqbal Town overhead bridge/underpass project be started at the earliest, he said. The PTI government was working hard to provide better facilities to the citizens of the provincial metropolis, he added.
Meanwhile, the chief minister on Thursday said there was no pressure on officers in the performance of their duties and the independence available to officers was unprecedented. He said the PTI government had freed the departments from political pressures and intervention which was encouraging the officers to perform their duties according to rules. Supremacy of merit and transparency had been ensured at every level, the CM added.
He said that officers were posted purely on merit and police and administrative officials had been made independent to perform their duties. In a statement, the chief minister said that officers were not ridiculed now nor pressurised. Regrettably, the self-respect of some officers was hurt in the past; however, the government officials were totally independent today to perform duties, he added. He regretted the past government made postings by promoting the culture of personal liking and disliking and added that disrespectful attitude with the officers was the modus operandi of the past rulers. He said undue interference was made in government matters in the past and merit was violated in officers’ postings. The past rulers weakened the departments through nepotism and culture of recommendations, he added. —APP