Lahore, January 15, 2019 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over an important meeting of Lahore Ring Road Authority and Lahore Ring Road Council at his office here on Tuesday. The meeting accorded approval to budget of Lahore Ring Road Council for the year 2018-19 besides approving the revised budget of 2017-18. Chief Minister approved the Southern Loop III project of Lahore Ring Road and the meeting also gave approval of starting the land acquisition for Southern Loop IV project. The meeting decided to upgrade the scale of junior patrolling officers from Grade-9 to Grade-11. Chief Minister directed that relevant steps should be taken according to rules. The rationalization of posts of Lahore Ring Road Authority was given approval as well. This would help to save more than Rs.45 million.
Usman Buzdar said that Southern Loop III project should be completed through public private partnership mode and added that completion of this project would connect Lahore Ring Road with the Multan Road. People will enjoy best travel facilities due to this project, he added. He directed that technical issues pertaining to the Southern Loop III project should be solved at the earliest and transparent bidding should be conducted in accordance with relevant rules.
The public private partnership model will be further extended, he added. Commissioner Lahore Division, who is also the Chairman of Lahore Ring Road Authority, gave a detailed briefing about the organizational performance, budget and other relevant matters. Senior minister Abdul Aleem Khan, provincial ministers Muhammad Basharat Raja and Sardar Muhammad Asif Nakai, Chairman P and D, secretaries of finance and C and W departments, spokesman to CM Dr. Shahbaz Gill and others attended the meeting.
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