"Mohsin Speed" rapid as ever. Cavalry Underpass has been completed in 2.5 months instead of 6 months. 15 percent saving accrued in the total expenditure. Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi inaugurated Cavalry underpass. CM Mohsin Naqvi while addressing the inaugural ceremony congratulated the people of Lahore on the completion of Cavalry underpass. CM while addressing the ceremony stated that he felicitates the people of Lahore especially the residents of Gulberg and Defence on the completion of Cavalry underpass. People should confine themselves within their houses for the reduction of smog.They should not come out of their houses unnecessarily. If we take care of our environment then positive changes will come into effect. The level of smog has reduced due to lessening of traffic during previous three days. We had to close the main road due to construction work and that's why Cavalry underpass was a difficult project. Mohsin Naqvi apprised that with the opening of Ghora Chowk flyover on 7th December, the route will become signal- free from the Centre Point up to Defence Mor. 2 lac vehicles can pass daily due to the opening of Cavalry underpass. People used to stop on 3-3 signals before. The finishing of Cavalry underpass has been done in a magnificent manner. We are focusing more on the three important projects namely Lahore, Rawalpindi Ring Roads and the Bund Road project. CM informed that we are striving to the utmost for an early completion of the Lahore, Rawalpindi Ring Roads and Bund Road project. DG LDA, his team and the contractor completed the Cavalry underpass by working day and night. CM commended DG LDA and his entire team on the early completion of Cavalry underpass. Provincial Ministers Amir Mir, Azfar Ali Nasir, Ibrahim Hassan Murad, Mansoor Qadir, Chief Secretary, Secretary Information, Secretary Housing, Commissioner Lahore, Deputy Commissioner Lahore and other officials were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi inspected the progress on Walton Road and ADA drain remodelling & Upgradation, Cavalry underpass and Centrepoint to Walton Road CBD Punjab Quaid District projects and expressed his satisfaction with the drainage of sewage water on Walton Road.
While directing measures for the smooth flow of traffic during the development work, he directed that the projects should be completed without delay. Taking notice of shop closures, he ordered the administration and police to let the shops open. Shops were immediately opened in the presence of CM. He inspected the construction work of the Cavalry underpass and ordered to complete the asphalt work on side roads soon. He further directed the contractor to speed up the work to complete it within four days. He also inspected the Lahore Central Business District Development Authority and directed to planting of more trees around the project. CM gave a deadline for the completion of the asphalt work from the Centerpoint to Walton in the first 10 days of December adding that the project should be completed by the end of December in any case. He reviewed the construction work of the road connecting CBD Punjab Boulevard and Walton Road and directed to complete the Walton overhead bridge on a fast-track basis. While talking to the media after visiting the development projects, the CM said that the up-gradation and remodelling of Walton Road is a mega project. Work was being started at 6 locations on Walton Road, which will cost more than 9 billion rupees. A flyover will also be built at Cheil Chowk, which will facilitate the smooth flow of traffic, he said. The road project from Centerpoint to Walton Road has been given a deadline of December 31 to complete. With the completion of this project, the journey from Main Boulevard Gulberg to Walton will be reduced to only 3 minutes, he added. The cavalry underpass will be completed in the next 4 days while the Ghora Chowk flyover is expected to be completed on 7th Dec, he stated. Meanwhile, work on the Lahore Ring Road (southern loop-3) and Band Road (controlled access) projects was going on day and night, with a deadline of January. Similarly, the Gujranwala Expressway will also be completed in January. Work on Gujranwala University has been started as well while the capacity of Gujranwala Children Hospital, started with a capacity of 100 beds, will be increased to 200 beds in January. The Burn Unit in Gujranwala Medical College Hospital will be completed in January. The vegetable market, Guwala Colony and Graveyard problem have been resolved in Gujranwala. Six thousand students are studying in DPS Gujranwala, and arrangements were being made for the education of one thousand more children, he added and concluded that the government's job was to arrest the accused and present their challans while the verdicts rest with the courts.
Provincial Information Minister Amir Mir, commissioner Lahore, CCPO, DC and others were also present.
Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi inaugurated 5th Model Police Khidmat Markaz at Wapda Town today. CM Mohsin Naqvi visited the Police Khidmat Markaz and inspected various counters. Mohsin Naqvi reviewed facilities being provided to the applicants at the Police Khidmat Markaz. CM got his Pakistani and international driving licence renewed from the Police Khidmat Markaz.CM paid fee of his both licences, put his fingerprints and had his picture. CM directed to keep open the Wapda Town Khidmat Markaz for 24 hours.Mohsin Naqvi conversed with the staff present at the counter and directed them to immediately dispose off applications of the citizens. CM appreciated the uniform of the staff of Police Khidmat Markaz. Inspector General of Police Doctor Usman Anwar while giving a briefing about the Police Khidmat Markaz informed that a tenant registration, crime report and FIR copy can be obtained from the Police Khidmat Markaz within 24 hours.Character certificate and staff verification report can be obtained from the Police Khidmat Markaz in 5 days.CM Mohsin Naqvi while talking with the media after inaugurating the Police Khidmat Markaz at Wapda Town said that he has inaugurated 5th Model Police Khidmat Markaz in Lahore. Their are total 15 Police Khidmat Markaz in Lahore and Kahna Khidmat Markaz will also be inaugurated in coming three days. I visited Police Khidmat Markaz last night and their long queues of those getting their driving licenses 5 Police Khidmat Markaz are working 24 hours in Lahore. Citizens should get their driving licence soon because licence fee will be increased otherwise they will have to pay fine. 16 thousand licences were made in a single day in Lahore. The date of my licence was expiring and I have also got my licence renewed today.Citizens, officials, journalists and people from every segment should get their driving licences compulsorily. The parents should not allow their child under18 years of age to ride a vehicle or a bike as the crackdown is ongoing.It is a matter of grave concern of having 250 accidents in a single day in Lahore Everyone should abide by traffic rules and awareness about traffic rules should be spread as far as possible.Upgradation work of 737 police stations is ongoing. A positive change will be visibly seen in all the police stations of Punjab. We are striving to change the Thana Culture.Things will only improve by changing the thinking not by improving the building of the police station.The data of police Helpline 15 has lessened. FIR is immediately registered across Punjab especially in Lahore. Our team continuously monitors pending FIRs. We are deputing young police officers and training is also imparted to them so that thana culture can change. We have adopted a zero tolerance policy against corruption If any complaints is received then prompt action is taken.We will bring back many persons through interpol.If petrol prices decrease then we will get the prices of edibles and fares decrease. Crackdown against hoarders is ongoing, cases are also being registere and arrests are being made. The price of sugar increased which has decreased after undertaking an effective action.We are making all out efforts to reduce smog. When clouds come in Lahore then we will make an experiment of rainfall.We are also giving electric bikes to the police. ACS Home, CCPO Lahore, Commissioner Lahore, DG Operations, CTO and concerned officials were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, accompanied by the Punjab Cabinet, conducted a comprehensive inspection of the Flagship Project Expressway Motorway Link Road in Gujranwala today. During the visit, Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi personally assessed the ongoing construction activities at various sites, including the asphalt laying process.
Observing the progress on the under-construction two-way road connecting Gujranwala with Lahore-Sialkot Motorway, Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi congratulated the diligent workers for their efforts. A detailed briefing indicated that 65 percent of the project and nearly 100 percent of the earthwork for the 15.2 km long link road have been completed.
Expressing satisfaction with the initiation of road asphalt work, Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi commended the performance of the FWO (Frontier Works Organization) and the Commissioner Gujranwala's team. Mohsin Naqvi issued directives to accelerate the project's pace while ensuring adherence to high construction standards. He specifically instructed the construction of a protective wall on both sides of the carriageway instead of fencing.
Emphasizing the adherence to the stipulated timeline, Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi envisioned substantial fuel savings upon the project's completion, reducing the travel time from Gujranwala to Lahore to a mere 45 minutes. The 15.2 km long two-way carpeted road is expected to enhance access to the motorway.
The briefing highlighted additional project features, including the construction of 6 bridges, 22 boxes, 23 pipe culverts, 5 animal crossings, and 5 subways from Benazir Chowk to Wahandu Interchange. Colonel Jamal of FWO provided a detailed progress report, with Commissioner Gujranwala and the Secretary Communication and Works addressing project-related concerns. The occasion was attended by Provincial Ministers, Advisors , Deputy Commissioner Gujranwala, and officers from the Frontier Works Organization.
In view of the deteriorating Air Quality, the Punjab Government has made wearing of mask mandatory in 10 smog affected districts of Lahore and Gujranwala divisions for one week from today (Monday 20th November to Sunday 26th November, 2023).
On directions by the Chief Minister, Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department has issued a formal notification in this regard. Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Dr. Jamal Nasir has said that due to environmental pollution, the Punjab government has made it mandatory for all people in the smog-affected districts to wear masks for one week. He informed that the mask wearing will be compulsory in the districts of Lahore, Sheikhupura, Kasur and Nankana Sahib. Apart from this, it is also mandatory to wear masks in districts Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot Narowal, Gujrat and Mandi Bahauddin.
Dr. Jamal Nasir said that protecting the health of the citizens is the top priority of the Punjab government and it is utilizing all possible resources to combat pollution and overcome smog. He advised that all the citizens must wear masks to avoid allergies and diseases due to smog.