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- Monday, June 18, 2012 - From Print Edition


LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the PML-N government has diverted funds towards the projects aimed at improving the living standard of the common man and provision of amenities to the neglected masses.


He was addressing meetings to review development projects at Minar-e-Pakistan camp office on Sunday. Shahbaz said completion of metro bus service would result in speedy transport facilities to the masses besides giving a new identity to the City. He said the project would be completed as early as possible by working round-the-clock.


While reviewing the track of metro bus service from Niazi Chowk to Shahdara, the CM directed the authorities that the project of construction of an additional bridge on the Ravi should also be evolved and negotiations with the NHA should be held for the purpose.


Meanwhile, the CM inspected metro bus service project from Kahna to Bhati Chowk early in the morning and was given a briefing regarding the project at Lahore Bridge, Kalma Chowk, Lytton Road and other spots. During a briefing regarding additional bridge along the Lahore Bridge at Ferozepur Road, the CM said that construction work of the additional bridge should be completed by August 14. While reviewing construction work of the drain in Dharampura, he gave instructions to Wasa to complete at the earliest. Expressing his extreme indignation over the delay in the completion of the sewerage system on Allama Iqbal Road, he said that development projects were evolved to facilitate the people and not to cause inconvenience. He said that the officers responsible for delay in the projects should find some other job. He said that he would monitor welfare projects on a daily basis.


Addressing a meeting regarding provision of potable water to the people, Shahbaz directed that uninterrupted supply of water should be ensured to the citizens so that they did not face any problem in the hot weather. He further directed that all tubewells and generators should be in working condition and the process of supply of water to the people should be closely supervised.