LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority here the other day approved three new development projects in the city worth Rs2.12 billion.
Vice Chairman LDA Kh Ahmad Hassan chaired the meeting of LDA which was attended by members of provincial assembly including Bao Muhammad Akhtar from Lahore, Yaqoob Nadeem Sethi from Kasur and Rana Muhammad Arshad from Nankan Sahib, Director General LDA Ahad Khan Cheema, Managing Director WASA Ch Naseer Ahmad, Additional Director General (HQ) LDA Amina Munir, Additional Director General (Housing ) LDA Ammara Khan, Chief Engineer TEPA Saif Ur Rehman, Chief Engineer LDA Asrar Saeed, Chief Metropolitan Planner Waheed Ahmad Butt, Chief Town Planner Ch. Muhammad Akram and representatives of the provincial Local Government, Housing, P&D and Finance Departments.
The meeting gave a go ahead for construction of signal-free corridors on Jail Road and Main Boulevard Gulberg, at a cost of Rs 1.52 billion. Project for improvement of Southern Bypass from Thoker Niaz Baig Chowk to Wapda Town roundabout, (both sides) will be executed with a cost of Rs.172.064 million. LDA will construct Kahna Kacha Flyover Project in public private partnership mode. It will incur an expenditure of Rs.423.22 million on acquisition of land as well as removal, relocation or diversion of the utilities services while cost of construction of fly over will be borne by the private partner.
The meeting decided to start development of LDA City Housing Scheme in phases and taking areas of villages Kahna and Sidhar and their adjoining land as first phase for starting development works. It also decided for construction of an additional access road having a width of 150 feet from Ferozepur Road to Kahna Katcha Road. The Authority granted permission to process the case of government department/institution/statutory body which submit an application for reservation of separate block of plots for their employees in LDA City.
The meeting decided for restricting temporary commercialization in LDA Avenue-I, Jubilee Town and Mohlanwal Housing Schemes. It also decided that the for plots of LDA Avenue-I, date of three years building period which is allowed free of surcharge may be fixed up to three years from the date of issuance of possession notice from the Directorate of Estate Management Avenue –I. The Governing Body of LDA decided for allotment of plot No. 67 and 67-C, (public building plots), Civic Centre Block, M.A. Johar Town scheme to Energy Department, Government of Punjab for construction of Energy Complex. It also allotted plots to WASA in Johar Town and Tajpura for installation of plants for bottled water.
The Governing body also decided to adopt S&GAD notifications for grant of promotion to Drivers (BS-05) to the post of Senior Driver (BS-07) and promotion of Dispatch Riders (BS-03) to the post of Senior Dispatch Rider (BS-07). Rate of financial assistance provided to the families of LDA employees who die while in service were also revised in the meeting in the line with the notifications of Punjab Finance Department.