Lahore: According to press reports, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar formally placed the foundation stone for the Sheranwala Gate Flyover Project on Thursday (October 07). The project, valued PKR 4.90 billion, was also formally called Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh, after the great Sufi saint of Lahore.

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Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General (DG) Ahmad Aziz Tarar told CM Buzdar that the Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh flyover is one kilometre long and can handle 130,000 vehicles per day. The flyover is anticipated to manage traffic from the Circular Road, Masti Gate, Badami Bagh, Railway Station, and the city’s surrounding neighbourhoods.

According to the plan, the project will run from Naulakha Police Station to Sheranwala Gate, Yaki Gate, Delhi Gate, and Australia Chowk Railway Road. The flyover is 400 metres long and has a 400-meter elevation point. It is also one of the city’s longest flyovers.

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According to the details, the LDA spent PKR 2 billion on the purchase of 22 kanal land, saving PKR 270 million through a fair bidding and tendering process. The Sheranwala Gate Flyover project, along with the Gulab Devi Underpass and Shahkam Flyover projects, was reportedly revealed in May of this year.

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