LAHORE- The National Engineering Services Pakistan (Pvt) Limited has started work on two key development projects in Punjab. Strategic Planning Unit of Lahore Development Authority has entrusted Nespak with the project “Feasibility Study of Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project”. The scope of consultancy includes carrying out topographic survey of the project area measuring 110,000 acres along River Ravi in a length of 46 km.

 It also includes geotechnical investigations and socio-economic survey of the project area. Substantial work of geotechnical investigations & socio-economic survey has been completed whereas work on topographic survey is in progress.

Meanwhile, the Engineering Services has been assigned the task of detailed design and resident supervision by the Communication and Works Department to provide complete signal free interchange at Aziz Cross, Gujranwala. Presently, the existing traffic system on G.T. road at Aziz Cross completely chokes up and requires a major uplift in level of service and quality.

The project comprises construction of a main flyover having three lanes on either side for traffic coming from Rawalpindi and Lahore entering into or exiting Gujranwala City. Two at-grade loops will be provided leading respectively to eastern and western side bypasses. This arrangement will provide a partial cloverleaf pattern at the interchange. Another aspect of the project is provision of elevated directional ramps, which will lead the traffic coming from eastern and western bypasses towards Rawalpindi and Gujranwala city. The project also includes a two-lane bridge over railway line.

PC–1 of the project with an estimated cost of Rs5.79 billion has been principally approved by the Planning and Development Department. The work on detailed design is in progress and the project is expected to complete within a period of ten months.