Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi officially inaugurated the Cavalry Ground Underpass in Lahore, highlighting its significant benefits for the residents of Gulberg and Defence. The completion of this underpass is expected to streamline commuting for residents of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and Gulberg, as well as for individuals traveling between Gulberg and DHA.
During the inauguration ceremony, CM Naqvi announced the upcoming opening of the Ghora Chowk flyover on December 7, making the route signal-free from Gulberg Centre Point to Defence Mor Lahore. The Cavalry underpass now accommodates the smooth passage of 200,000 vehicles daily, eliminating the need to stop at three previously encountered signals.
CM Naqvi praised the meticulous finishing of the Cavalry underpass, describing it as a magnificent achievement. He reiterated the government’s dedication to essential projects, including the Lahore and Rawalpindi Ring Roads and the Bund Road project, ensuring the public of their swift completion.
Expressing gratitude for the efforts of DG LDA (Director General Lahore Development Authority), his team, and the contractor, Naqvi highlighted their round-the-clock work that led to the early completion of the Cavalry underpass. Addressing environmental concerns, he urged people to stay indoors to reduce smog and minimize unnecessary outings, noting a recent reduction in smog levels over the last three days due to decreased traffic.
Acknowledging the challenges posed by the road closure during construction, Naqvi emphasized the importance of the Cavalry underpass project. The event saw the attendance of provincial ministers, including Amir Mir, Azfar Ali Nasir, Ibrahim Hassan Murad, and Mansoor Qadir, along with Chief Secretary, Secretary Information, Secretary Housing, Commissioner Lahore, Deputy Commissioner Lahore, and other officials.
In a separate visit to the Bedian and Cavalry underpasses, Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi expressed dissatisfaction over the non-completion of the construction work on the Bedian road underpass side roads. During the visit, he sought an explanation for the delay, questioning why the work had not been completed by the stipulated deadline of November 25.