LAHORE  - More than 80 percent construction work of Ichhra-Muslim Town Flyover at Ferozepur Road from Wapda hospital to Gaddafi Stadium has been completed and hopefully it would be opened for traffic by March 23.

   The sources from the Communication and Works department and the contractor company told APP here on Sunday that the construction work was being carried out on day and night basis and there was no shortage of funds.

   The sources added that matters related to the land acquisition, shifting of infrastructure of sui gas pipelines, electricity poles, telephone, sewerage, water supply and other litigations were resolved. The foundation work, pillars and fencing has been completed and placement of girders was also started at different portions and the remaining work needed three more weeks to complete.

   However, sources said, it would take more time and cost than the Kalma Chowk Flyover which had been constructed in record 135 days with 660 metres length at a cost of Rs 2.3 billion.

   The estimated cost of Muslim Town Flyover was Rs 3.2 billion and it would be more than 300 percent larger than Kalma Chowk project by length and other scope of work.

Referring the design of the flyover, sources stated that one of the two main limbs of the bridge would be of 1.1 Kilometre and the other of 0.95 Km besides a 350 metres long branch lane from Kalma Chowk side which would be dropped at Wahdat Road intersection.

We are confident to complete the project within the stipulated time and it would be opened for people by March 23, the C&W sources said.

Computerisation of land record important step: Provincial Ministers termed computerization of land record management and information system an important step towards welfare of people.

In separate statements here on Sunday, Rana Sanaullah Khan, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman and Haji Ehsanuddin Qureshi said after computerization a burden of cases relating to revenue matters would speed up in courts.

They said people would also get rid of corrupt mafia due to computerization of land record and chances of forgery would be eliminated.

He said a common man would benefit from the project and it would be helpful in getting ownership deed “Fard-e-Malkiyat” and registration of transfer deed.