Lahore: According to news reports, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) governing body authorised major development and infrastructure projects in the city on Wednesday (December 01), including consideration on the Lahore Master Plan 2050. The Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar presided over the 8th governing body meeting.
The conference, according to the details, looked into a number of municipal development initiatives and gave final approval to the following:
- Handover of the utility site land of Abdalian Society (Phase-1) to Tourism Department
- Conversion of agricultural land in Moza Pandu in Model Town tehsil to industrial land
- Conversion of plot no. 1 and plot no. 88, reserved for fruit and vegetable markets at Allama Iqbal Town, to commercial plots.
- Extension of Jubilee Town and LDA Avenue-1’s defaulters’ deadline to submit outstanding dues within 60 days
- Constitution of a committee to determine the allotment procedure of alternate plots to affectees of LDA Avenue-1
- Amendment of the LDA selection board for hiring a legal advisor for LDA, the new board will also include senior officials of the LDA and Housing and Law Departments.
- The issue of TEPA fee remission is to be linked with the Home Department for issuance of NOCs to educational institutions, non-profit, charitable and religious institutions
Several development initiatives were presented to the meeting by LDA Director General (DG) Ahmad Aziz Tarar. Syed Nadeem Akhtar Zaidi, the LDA’s Chief Metropolitan Planner, recently announced that the authority has employed both global and local experts to help build the LDA Master Plan 2050. He emphasised at the University of Engineering and Technology’s Master Plan 2050 conference that the LDA is committed to improving city planning to make it a sustainable city for future generations.