CM reviews feasibility of Tram Project On Buzdar’s direction investigation started for Murree incident


A high level meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar reviewed the feasibility of tram project from Thokar Niaz Baig to Jallo along the Lahore Canal.

The meeting held at CM office on Tuesday was attended by Vice-Chairman LDA Naeem Ul Haq, Principal Secretary to CM and DG LDA.

Addressing the meeting, Usman Buzdar disclosed that launching Pakistan’s first electric tram in Lahore was being deliberated upon by the government. He directed that the feasibility should be given final shape without delay for proceeding further and asked the quarters concerned to accelerate the pace of work on ongoing schemes in Lahore as the development projects would provide substantial relief to the Lahoreiites.

He declared development in Lahore very important and said that the PTI-led government was committed to further improve the standard of facilities. The spate of development work would improve the quality of life, he said and added that a 1000-bed general hospital would be built at Ferozepur road near IT tower over 124 Kanal area.

The chief minister said that the past government launched 67 billion schemes in its 3rd year in power in Lahore sans orange line metro train project and pointed out that the incumbent government has launched 86 billion worth projects in its 3rd year.

Regrettably, the projects were started without proper planning and the people are facing the consequences as the exhibitory projects have tremendously burdened the provincial kitty. However, the PTI government has designed projects to improve the city’s infrastructure with prudent planning, the CM added.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has stated that investigations into the Murree tragedy have started and SOPs are being revised to avoid such grievous happenings.

In a statement, he stressed that those responsible for negligence would be dealt with indiscriminately and action would be taken against anyone found guilty in the light of the inquiry report. Those responsible would not escape punishment; he repeated and maintained that all are saddened over the loss of precious lives. Short term and long term planning are being done to prevent such galling incidents in future, he concluded.

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