LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has inaugurated Lahore Ring Road Package-9 here on Wednesday.
This project is a gateway of Lahore which has been completed at a cost of Rs 2.26 billion in a record time. This important project will leave far reaching impacts on the development of the province. MNAs, MPAs, Project Director & Commissioner Lahore Khusro Pervez Khan, Sector Incharge National Logistics Cell Brig. Shahid Majeed and other senior officials were present on this occasion.
Talking to mediamen on this occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said Lahore Ring Road Project was planned by Nawaz Sharif and at that time, its estimated cost was only Rs 15 billion but now its cost had risen to Rs90 billion. He said no attention was paid to this important project during previous era and when we came into power, this project was presenting the scene of ruins. Property business was done in the name of this project.
He said now the tenure of plundering was over and no one would be allowed to usurp the rights of the people. He said those who looted the peoples money would be exposed.
The CM said corruption-free culture had been promoted again in the province after ten years and not only third party audit system had been made compulsory for all major development projects but timely and transparent completion of development projects had been ensured.
He said this had proved that we were the custodian of each penny of the people and all funds were being utilised for their welfare. He said a signal free route would be available to the Lahorites going from one place to another after completion of this project which would decrease the fuel expenses and save precious time of the citizens as well as smooth flow of traffic.
Shahbaz said horticulture was being promoted in the development projects and maximum tree plantation and land escaping were being carried out for making all development projects green and attractive.
He said the present development projects could be compared with any developed country and Sector Incharge NEC Brig Shahid Majeed, Project Director Khusro Pervez Khan and the entire team deserve appreciation for quality completion of this project.