Lahore: According to press reports, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has changed the design of the Shahkam Chowk flyover in order to save PKR 1 billion by reusing land. The government has been asked to use Section 6 to save 6.26 kanals of land, according to the development authority.
LDA is currently constructing the aforementioned flyover, however land acquisition to finish the project would cost an additional Rs. 1 billion. The authority has changed the design and is now utilising less area for the construction of U-turns, bus bays, and disposal stations in order to save money and save land.
In addition, LDA has directed NESPAK to perform a design revamp for the Defence Road expansion in order to reduce project costs.
The Shahkam Chowk was previously broken ground in July to improve traffic flow on Canal Road and shorten commute times between Bahria Town, Jubilee Town, and Defense Road. The project would be completed at a cost of PKR 2.5 billion by the National Logistics Company (NLC).