Kalma Chowk remodeling begins

Our Correspondent
Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

LAHORE: Punjab Central Business District Development Authority (PCBDDA), also known as Central Business District (CBD Punjab), started the construction of Kalma Chowk remodeling and CBD Punjab Boulevard in this month. The authority has ensured public relief and safety during the construction of this mega project.

CBD Punjab is using multiple platforms to provide maximum information for daily commuters about road blockades to avoid any inconvenience, a press release issued by CBD Punjab said minor traffic congestion is witnessed during peak hours but there are no complete jams reported which is evidence of the comprehensiveness of the authority’s traffic diversion and construction plan.

CBD Punjab is in coordination with City Traffic Police (CTP) Lahore, to ensure flawless and uniform traffic flow. CTP is also airing hourly traffic updates on Rasta FM 89, an additional number of traffic wardens are also deployed at Kalma Chowk and adjoining routes, whereas the authority has also placed directional and diversion signboards for the assistance of the daily commuters. The statement quoted Executive Director Technical PCBDDA Riaz Hussain as saying that “this is a massive scale project and we are working for its timely completion. We are giving our best to avoid any inconvenience for the residents of Lahore. I would like to request the people for their support as this project is for their benefit”. He said that pile work from Saint Mary Park to Center Point is near completion and pile work on Ali Zeb Road has also started.

At present, road from Saint Mary to Centre Point is completely closed to traffic. The influx of traffic coming from Ferozepur Road towards Liberty is directed to use Gaddafi Stadium or it is diverted from Kalma Chowk Underpass towards Liberty Market. Traffic coming from Liberty Market towards Ali Zaib Road can use Main Boulevard, whereas traffic coming from Barkat Market and going towards Ali Zaib Road is using Kalma Chowk Underpass and is diverted from UCH U-turn.