Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience


LAHORE, March 2: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurate the Kalma Chowk dual underpasses on Sunday (today) as the Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (Tepa) has almost completed it.

The CM had fixed Jan 31 as a deadline for the completion of the project, however, the authorities could not complete it on time due to commitment to city’s other mega project, the Metro Bus System.

Officials said the underpasses’ project had been launched in the first week of December 2012.

“The underpasses have been built on full depth, as even heavy traffic, including buses and trucks, can go through them,” Tepa Chief Engineer Saeed Akhtar told Dawn.

He said the engineering staff had almost completed the project that would be opened to all traffic after the Chief Minister inaugurated it on Sunday.

The government had ordered closure of the Kalma Chowk intersection for traffic on Dec 19, vowing to open it on Jan 10. It was opened only partially on Jan 11.