Lahore, May 14, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Monday urged Chief Minister Punjab to direct early completion of Aiwan-e-Tijarat road as slow pace of work is not only causing undue delay but also troubling thousands of commuters using this important road daily.
In a statement issued here, the LCCI President Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that it is very unfortunate that the authorities concerned have attached little importance with this road despite knowing the fact that the Lahore chamber of Commerce and Industry is a place which is not only visited by thousands of businessmen but a large number of foreigners as well.
Some of the prestigious educational institutions are also situated on this road while the same also links the road on which Board of the Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) and its examination centers, Bagh-e-Jinnah and Lahore Zoological Gardens are situated. So the students, visitors of the Board, Lawrence Gardens or Zoo are equally facing the hardships. Adding to the woes of the students, some examinations are also going on and thousands of students who come to the BISE examination centers were also facing it hard to reach for their exams in time.
Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that almost a month has gone for now when the project was initiated repairing the road that links the Jail road with the Mall. He said that it would have been better if one side of the road was completed first and then work on the other side was started.
He also said that the government while awarding contracts of important roads also bind the contractors to use the latest machinery being used all over the world which has curtailed the construction or repairing time manifold. Unfortunately our contractors are using the same old techniques and maximum manpower for such projects wasting precious man hours as well as money.
The LCCI President said that all over the world, the chambers of commerce and industry are given due importance in policy making and hardly any economic policies are put in place without an endorsement of these trade and industry institutions but here in Pakistan the situation is the other way round so much so that work on a road leading to LCCI was initiated without its consultation.
For more information, contact:
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 111 222 499
Fax: +92 42 636 8854