Lahore: According to news reports, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has resumed work on the project to turn Maulana Shaukat Ali Road into a signal-free corridor. The corridor will begin at Jinnah Hospital and conclude at Peco Road, with an underpass being built near Akbar Chowk.
According to reports, National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) has begun designing the project, which is wholly sponsored by LDA funds. LDA will also use first-of-its-kind precast underpass technology to save money on the project’s construction.
Authorities have launched conversations with notable engineering firms, contractors, and construction professionals in this regard. Various alterations would be made throughout the corridor’s length, including the remodelling of Jinnah Hospital and Johar Marriage Hall Junctions, while Ravi Restaurant Junction would be permanently closed, according to the project’s proposed design.
Similarly, with the reconstruction of the road leading to Madre-Millat Chowk, a single-way underpass will be erected at Shauq Chowk, while a full-height underpass will be built at Akbar Chowk. Furthermore, according to Chief Engineer (II) LDA Mazhar Hussain, the project will not necessitate any land acquisition and will reduce traffic congestion.