A LANDMARK STRUCTURE
Lahore - the heart of Pakistan, is known for its historic buildings and splendid structures. For centuries the successive regimes have been enriching the city with love and determination. The construction of each successive era; Mughal, Victorian and the modern, has added tremendously to the grandeur of the city.
Shalimar Interchange is a beautiful addition in the landmark constructions of the metropolis. Situated close to the historic Shalimar Gardens it is a continuation of the artistic vision and the superb building skills that our master craftsmen possess.
GIFT FOR THE CITY
Shalimar Interchange is a state of the art project, conceived by the Government of Punjab, planned by the LDA / TEPA, designed by NESPAK and constructed by Frontier Works Organisation. It is the first 3 level interchange in Punjab over the canal and the railway line and comprises of a 1.6 km Flyover, 2 Underpasses, 2 Ground Level Bridges and 11 km service roads around the site.
The interchange will greatly benefit Lahorites by improving the city’s traffic flow. The Mughalpura crossing was a notorious choke point where even the ambulances were held up in the traffic jams. The flyover conveniently connects the city with cantonment. On the canal side; the underpasses convert the canal bank road into a fast moving signal free corridor. The adjacent Mughalpura Dry Port and the visitors going towards Shalimar Gardens and Jallo Park will be happier to use the superb road.
As per the traffic count 85,000 vehicles crossing the interchange will be benefited.
The flyover-bridge is of the latest design that is most suitable for the locality. Its sleek transoms (pillars) and girders radiate openness. Besides regulating the traffic at a previous chokepoint, it will provide maximum utility for the residents by uplifting the whole area.
The grand project, conceived back in 1976 could not be implemented due to site restrictions and technical difficulties. It was a challenge for the visionary Chief Minister and his dedicated team which has been accomplished AlhamdoliLlah with lot of effort and determination.
MARVEL OF CONSTRUCTION
The project has incorporated the best of design, material and workmanship.
It has been specially designed to give maximum space to the traffic moving under the flyover.
For a sound technical management NESPAK, the renowned consultants, were engaged for the designing, construction-supervision and verifications.
The civil works have been executed by FWO by putting in the best of technical skills and practical experience with a day and night effort and sincere dedication. FWO yearns to take up the quality of construction to new heights after the successful performance of road projects implemented about 13 years back.
The design and construction aspects of the project involved much more effort and material than any other flyover previously constructed in the province. Its quantum of work is three times more than the Jinnah flyover. Acquisition of land, clearing the haphazard underground lines of water, sewerage, sui gas etc and their systematic relocation required lot of time and effort.
The landscaping and aesthetic designing is being carried out with a focus on incorporating the glorious Mughal art with this state of the art project.
BEST WISHES FOR THE PEOPLE OF LAHORE
FWO thanks Punjab Government for involving it in the development of Lahore. It is our honour that our previous projects are referred as a marvel of construction and a model to follow.
With all the sincerity and best wishes, Shalimar Interchange is presented to the people of Lahore as a New Year’s gift.