CM orders for completing Thokar to Hadyara drain road before time

LAHORE:Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has said that the expansion project of road from Thokar Naiz Baig to Hadyara Drain will maintain smooth flow of traffic coming from Multan and other cities to Lahore, and the project needs to be completed with the same speed as the earlier tasks have been completed.

He was addressing a meeting through video-link which reviewed the project of road extension and expansion from Thokar Naiz Baig to Hadyara Drain. He said this project is of vital importance to keep traffic smooth from Multan and other cities in Lahore and completion of this project will bring much facilitation for common people.

He said the government of Punjab had set a new scale regarding acceleration and excellence of the projects and same criteria had to be followed regarding execution of this project.

The chief minister also directed for forming a steering committee under the supervision of Provincial Minister for Planning and Development and Chief Sectary which would be responsible for implementation of all matters of the project. He also ordered for making effective alternative arrangements for traffic during implementation of the project.

The Punjab government has introduced the culture of working 24 hours on the projects and same time schedule should be followed for this project, he added.

Chairman National Highway Authority briefed the meeting about the project. Provincial Minister Planning and Development Malik Nadeem Kamran, MNA Afzal Khokhar, Chief Secretary, Chairman National Highway Authority, Secretary Construction and Communication, Chairman Planning and development and other concerned officials attended the meeting through video-link.