District Coordination Officer (DCO) Zahid Saleem Gondal has said that the Metro Bus project has not been suspended as the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has been conveyed the reservations expressed by the citizens on it and he has decided to visit Multan to directly interact with the citizens and announce a new date for project’s inauguration.
Talking to a delegation of journalists here on Monday, he added that if the Metro Bus project was cancelled, the CM would announce even bigger project for Multan in view of aspirations of the masses. Answering a question, he said that many proposals were under consideration for resuming power generation from Piran Ghaib plant. He added that the proposals would be forwarded to the CM to get the residents of Multan rid of loadshedding.
He disclosed that Multan got 15 big projects under Chief Minister Punjab Package and these projects cost about one billion rupees. He added that Shujabad-Multan Expressway project was one of them while work on some historic buildings in walled city was also underway to revive their historic glory. He told the journalists that a project to allot flats to the residents of 700 dangerous buildings in walled city was also under consideration and its approval would be sought from the Chief Minister. He added that the renovation and beautification of shrines of Shah Rukan-e-Alam and Bahauddin Zakariya was also underway with the collaboration of Auqaf Department.