LAHORE - Residents of the societies located both sides of Canal Bank Road have appealed the Punjab government to restart the re-modelling project and wide the road in order to resolve the traffic problems. In an appeal to the government, the residents were of the view that traffic load coming from other parts of the country especially from Central as well as Southern Punjab usually prefer to travel on Canal Bank Road via Thokar Niaz Baig for entering into the City. They said owing to dual carriageway (two lanes) in the surrounding of the Thokar Niaz Baig, the traffic became packed causing environment issue for the residential areas. Elaborating different problems, the resident further said two lane road should be changed into three lanes as former government had promised to make the two-lane road into three lanes with the construction of underpasses but so far at many places the two lane road was insufficient to ease the traffic. Residents of Johar Town, Canal View, Take, EME, PCSIR, Alfa, Sunflower and Judicial Colony said they were facing a serious problem of traffic mess which causing late in the office and school timings. They said even ambulances were seen stranded in bumper-to-bumper traffic. They said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should take notice of this serious issue. Representatives of the societies also made programmes of having meetings with the chief minister and other officers of the departments concerned to get the issue of traffic-jam on both sides of the Canal resolved. As Punjab University students have also started signature campaign to convince the government to make the two lane road into three lanes to ease the traffic flow.