ProPropertyNewsPCBDDA Seeks Two More Weeks to Complete Kalma Chowk Remodeling Project

PCBDDA Seeks Two More Weeks to Complete Kalma Chowk Remodeling Project

LAHORE: The Punjab Central Business District Development Authority (PCBDDA) has requested the Punjab government to extend the deadline for the completion of the Kalma Chowk Remodeling Project by at least two more weeks.

PCBDDA cited the need to upgrade the underground infrastructure as the reason for the extension.

The government had set the deadline for March 23, but the CEO of PCBDDA, Imran Ameen, explained that the excavation work at Ali Zeb Road, the site of the second underpass/center point, revealed broken sewer lines that need repair.

Ameen said that the engineering staff of Wasa did not know the location of the sewer lines until the PCBDDA project team-led contractor dug up to 20 feet deep.

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He added that the project could not proceed until the new lines were laid. So far, 800-foot-long sewer lines have been laid on both sides of Ali Zeb Road, and more work is currently underway.

The CEO lamented that various departments in Pakistan have their strategies for laying pipelines, causing issues and weakening the stability of roads and other infrastructure projects.

He stated that PCBDDA’s ongoing development work, worth Rs5 billion, includes the construction of two underpasses, the remodeling of the Gulberg main boulevard, and the upgrade of the underground sewerage/drainage system.

PCBDDA is also developing high-rises and housing areas in vertical growth in the heart of Lahore near Kalma Chowk, forming part of the New Master Plan for Lahore 2050 that envisions a new city center in Gulberg.

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