Lahore Property News: Rs 1.1bn for sports, parking facilities

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LAHORE: To provide parking and sports facilities to Lahorites, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) on Thursday decided to execute various development projects at a cost of Rs1.1 billion.

The development schemes will include construction of three parking plazas in different localities, development of a cricket ground at G-Block of Sabzazar Housing Scheme as well as two pedestrian overhead bridges in front of Children’s Hospital Complex on Ferozepur Road and outside Shaikh Zayed Hospital on Khyaban-i-Jamia Punjab.

The LDA has also decided to upgrade its model schools for boys in Allama Iqbal Town and Sabazar to higher secondary level.

These decisions were taken at LDA’s governing body meeting held here under the chairmanship of the district coordination
officer and LDA chairman Ahad Khan Cheema.

It was decided that the authority would establish parking plazas on Hall Road, Nila Gumbad and Moon Market (Iqbal Town) to facilitate motorcyclists and motorists.

The governing body unanimously approved Rs39.6 million for the construction of a four-storey parking plaza on Hall Road,
Rs390 million for the parking plaza at Nila Gumbad and Rs590 million for a 10-storey plaza with two commercial floors at
Moon Market.

The authority will also spend Rs58.9 million on the construction of two overhead bridges for pedestrians on Ferozepur Road and Khyaban-i-Jamia Punjab. At least Rs46.20 million will be incurred on the development of a cricket ground in Sabzazar.

LDA vice-chairman Aamir Asghar Dar, Director-General Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Additional Director-General (Headquarters) Hafiz Ihsanul Haque, Additional Director-General (Housing) Irfan Bhatti, Deputy Managing Director (Wasa) Chaudhry Abdul Hameed, Tepa Chief Engineer Saifur Rehman and representatives of the provincial local government, housing, planning and development and finance departments and administrators of nine constituent towns of the CDGL also attended the meeting.

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