Lahore Inaugurates Its First Double-Story Underpass
Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi inaugurated the commencement of construction for Pakistan’s first double-story underpass near Barkat Market in Garden Town. The underpass, named ‘Rustam e Zaman The Great Gamma Crossing,’ pays tribute to national hero and world champion Gamma Pehlawan.
It marks a significant infrastructure project, with a level 1 underpass extending 700 meters from Barkat Market to Canal Road and a level 2 underpass covering 1.4 km from Jinnah Hospital to Barkat Market. The simultaneous construction of dual underpasses by the CBD team of Punjab aims to address traffic issues in the region.
Naqvi emphasized the project’s positive impact on traffic flow, benefiting areas such as Barkat Market, Canal Road, Jinnah Hospital, and Iqbal Town. Nespak, responsible for the project’s design, has outlined a plan to include U-turns at Bhekewal Mor and Canal Road. The Chief Minister expressed optimism about completing the project ahead of schedule, aiming for a 3-4 month timeline rather than the projected six months. He highlighted the anticipated benefits, including time and fuel savings resulting from the project’s successful completion and the removal of traffic obstacles.