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Chief minister inaugurates Walton Flyover

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated 872 meter long Walton Flyover for traffic here on Sunday that has been built at a cost of Rs 700 million in two months. Walton Flyover is estimated to save Rs 5 billion in fuel consumption annually in the city. This project is a part of the plan to make Ferozpur Road signal free.

Talking to media after inaugurating Walton Flyover the Chief Minister said that the first phase of the public welfare project of making Ferozpur Road signal-free from Walton to Ferozepur Road has been completed, while work is in progress round the clock on the second phase of the project which would be completed in June this year. The completion of the project will not only save time of the people and streamline the flow of traffic but resources will also be saved as Ferozepur Road will become signal-free.

He said the project will also facilitate doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and patients going to General Hospital and Children Hospital. He believes that time is wealth and should not be wasted. Every moment of the nation is precious and the projects of public importance have to be completed with a national spirit.

He said energy projects will also be executed at the maximum speed. For completion of Walton Flyover project in a very short period is reflective of the same passion and determination of the Punjab government.

He said that PML-N government had completed Kalma Chowk project in four months during its previous tenure while a splendid project like metro bus was opened for the benefit of the people within only eleven months.

Shahbaz Sharif said that credit for quality and early completion of Walton Flyover goes to Assembly Members Ramzan Siddique Bhatti and Mian Naseer, Vice Chairman LDA Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan, concerned departments, DG LDA, contractors, Chairman NESPAK, Chairman PESPAK and other officers who worked day and night for the completion of the project.

The Chief Minister also thanked Chief Secretary, Chairman Planning & Development, Commissioner Lahore Division, District Co-ordination Officer Lahore, Chief Traffic Officer and other officers and commended their efforts for the completion of the project within such a short period.

Members Provincial Assembly Ramzan Siddique Bhatti, Mian Naseer, Chief Secretary, Vice Chairman Lahore Development Authority Khawaja Ahmed Hasaan, Chairman Planning & Development, Chairman NASPAK, Pakistan Muslim League-N office-bearers and concerned officers were also present. Director General LDA Ahad Khan Cheema gave briefing to the Chief Minister on Walton Flyover project.

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