LAHORE - The big hitch, which had thrown a spanner in the works of Madar-e-Millat Roads construction over the last 12 months, has finally been removed when LDAs Directorate of Enforcement bulldozed the filling station located at Hamdard Chowk in the wee hours on Wednesday. The petrol pump was set up at the place where NESPAK designed a green belt on Madar-e-Millat Road. The owner of petrol pump Maj (r) Ahmed Hussain got a stay order form court concerned due to which construction process come to a halt. However, court disposed the case recently in favour of FWO, which is constructing the road. After demolition of petrol pump, right of the way has been cleared allowing the construction of Madar-e-Millat Road on fast track. The 5.7km long Madar-e-Millat Road will connect the Northern and Southern areas of the City by linking Maulana Shaukat Ali Road (Peco Road) to College Road. It will act as the main approach road for the Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate and will greatly facilitate its logistics and transportation. Though petrol pump was pull down but with a bit drama as 2 bulldozers brought by Directorate of Enforcement went out of operation some minutes before the launch of operation. Having eaten humble pie, LDA big bosses had to bring the replacement by seeking help from the CDGL and WASA. At the end operation that was initiated in the presence of army of officials including LDA chief engineer Imtiaz Abid, Enforcement office Nisar Ahmed, Quaid-e-Azam Town Estate Officer Mansha Bhatti, DCO Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta, DDO (Revenue) Cantt Saleh Saeed turned successful but exposed the performance of LDA and its newly formed Directorate of Enforcement. A senior LDA official seeking anonymity told The Nation that after the breakdown of two bulldozers, LDA high ups took some disciplinary actions to save their skins. They made Enforcement Officer Nisar Ahmed OSD (officer on special duty) forthwith and ordered him to report administration branch. They also removed Director Rana Yaqoob, who was recently appointed in Directorate of Enforcement. Moreover, LDA bosses also gave the charge of Director Enforcement to senior enforcement officer Adnan Shahzad. It may be recalled that the enormous development project for Quaid-e-Azam town includes 5.7km long road along with service lanes, green belts and illuminating lights, a heavy duty underground sewerage, a storm water drain and 8x internal roads of 8km length in different localities of the area. Madar-e-Millat Road is a long dual carriageway. The road is composed of two stretches the first one starting from Maulana Sahukat Ali Road and going upto Depot Stop and the second from Depot Stop to College Road. The two carriageways of the first stretch are 33ft wide with 3 lanes each whereas the second stretch carriageways (Depot Stop onwards) are 24ft wide with two lanes. The initial plan did not include sewerage, which was added later on to make it a sustainable project for the next many decades. Drains are being constructed on both sides of the roads on the first stretch while from Depot stop onwards it passes through the centre of the road. The road will be a model road of Lahore and being constructed as per the pattern and specifications of the Main Boulevard Gulberg road. An 18ft Median in the centre of the road and a 45ft wide green belt will add to the beauty of the road. Sodium lights erected in the middle will adequately illuminate the road. A footpath runs along the road in its entire length. The road will be completed in two phases. First phase will end in December while second phase will be completed in March.