Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has announced the launching of the Blue Line mass transit project in Lahore from Model Town to Data Sahib Chowk and the old airport in the provincial capital.
Parvaiz Elahi disclosed that deliberations with the Asian Development Bank were underway for the construction of the Blue Line Train project in a statement to the media on Sunday following the laying of the foundation stone for the CBD (Central Business District) Punjab Boulevard and remodeling of Kalma Chowk Underpass projects.
He claimed that the Orange Line project, which was originally intended during his former tenure, had been damaged by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. In response to a question, he underlined that backdoor conversations were conducted each time a long march occurred.
He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif habitually resorted to hollow talk, while Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was doing practical politics and his vision would take ahead the country.
The chief minister announced that for better administrative control, Lahore city will be divided into three districts.
A new district will have some part of Kasur. The motorway will connect Kasur with Pakpatan, Okara, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, and Sindh.
The Punjab Central Business District Development Authority is responsible for the development of the CBD Punjab Boulevard (PCBDDA).
In 180 days, the Rs4.2 billion project will be finished. The 365-meter-long boulevard will offer a signal-free route from Barkat Market to Jail Road and Ali Zaib Road as well as a hassle-free entrance and exit to Pakistan’s first business district. The Boulevard is expected to handle more than 250,000 vehicles daily.
During his address at the event, the CM said, “We are stabilizing Punjab as a developed welfare province. Public relief and well-being are our utmost priority. The PCBDDA has secured a prominent spot in the development of Punjab. That is the reason that we have expanded the jurisdiction of the authority to all over Punjab.”