Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday inaugurated the splendid project of signal free Azadi Chowk flyover and alternative route of new Circular Road, completed in a record period of 165 days at a cost of Rs 5.35 billion. The total length of the flyover interchange is 2.53 km. Two hundred thousand vehicles will benefit daily from this project and Rs 900 million will be saved annually in fuel.
Addressing on the occasion, Shahbaz said that the Azadi Chowk Project was completed in a short period of six months. He said that not only best travelling facilities will be available from it but precious time will be saved and metro bus will also pass through it without any loss of time. He said that PML-N does not want a long march which ruins the lives of the people but we will launch a long march to make Pakistan a developed and prosperous country. The CM said that the Azadi Chowk Project will play an important role in the economic development as well as enhancing beauty of the city. He said that after completion of this project, great national monuments including Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort and Minar-e-Pakistan will be saved from environmental pollution. Shahbaz said that Lahore is the city of lively people which has the honour of being heart of Asia and cultural capital of Pakistan. We all have to jointly make Lahore a city of beautiful parks, gardens and flowers. The CM said that in the past the PML-N government took special steps for making Lahore a beautiful and attractive city. He said that promotion of education, health, transport, cleanliness activities and providing best infrastructure to the people is the top priority of the Punjab government.