Lahore: On Tuesday, Mayor Mubashir Javed, a retired colonel, authorised a Rs. 300 million development programme for repairing roads, installing manhole lids, and installing lamps in all nine zones of the metropolis.

Following its restoration by the Supreme Court, the LG representatives allocated Rs. 30 million in cash for each zone of the city to restore at least one main route leading to marketplaces, schools, and colleges.

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Total Rs. 280m were sanctioned for repair and construction of roads, while Rs220m for fixing streetlights and manhole lids in different areas of the city, especially those not falling under the Lahore Development Authority. The areas include Kahna Kachha, Jallo and Data Ganj Bakhsh Town areas.

Of the amount,

  • Rs50m have been approved for 6km-long road leading to Jati Umra,
  • Rs40m for repair and renovation of 3km-long Khwaja Ahmad Hassan Road,
  • Rs19m for a 3km-long road in Samanabad,
  • Rs20m for 2km-long Nawabpura-Kacha Ravan road,
  • Rs385m for Jamia Masjid Muhammadia Road, Nishtar Zone, Ghoray Shah Road, 3km-long Kamran Park and Barah Dari Road, Shahdara and Shadbagh-Bhogiwal road.

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The mayor said the people in these areas had been facing difficulties because of dilapidated roads, missing lids of manholes and faulty streetlights. The mayor said the government had directed the councillors to only use eight per cent of the budget for development during this period.

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