Commissioner Lahore Division and Chairperson Lahore Ring Road Authority (LRRA) Abdullah Khan Sumbal Thursday said that work on plantation and rest areas along Southern Loop of Lahore Ring Road was being carried out.
Talkong to media persons, he said that ample trees would be planted at various pieces of land measuring about 170-kanal in total and these would be a great source of oxygen.
“The oxygen pockets would be developed through dense forestation reflecting a look of jungles along the southern loop,” he said.
He said that the completion of Southern Loop (SL) would expedite economic activity in the metropolis and provide better commutation facility to the citizens.
Sumbal said Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had directed the FWO to complete the project within one year.
He highlighted that Southern loop of the LRR consists of three sub-loops including southern-I, II and III, adding the FWO has started work on I and II loops which is 22 kilometre long.
He said currently the work on the SL-1 and 2 was under way, whereas the construction of SL-3, passing through the Bahria Town, was yet to be started.
To a question, Sumbal said that a culture of speed, standard and transparency in the execution of development projects worth billions of rupees had been introduced.
It is pertinent to mention here that Rs 25 billion southern loop project will comprise over 30 kms, with 11 bridges, six interchanges, six lanes and 18 subways for motorists and pedestrians.