Private housing schemes Drive launched to check pace of work

LAHORE, June 24: Since the crackdown on owners/developers of legally approved private housing schemes for violating approved scheme plans is underway, the Lahore Development Authority has also launched an operation to check quality, volume and pace of development works being executed in these schemes.

The Metropolitan Planning Wing, which has been entrusted with the task by the LDA administration, has started inspecting development works being undertaken in private housing schemes for ensuring execution of these works as per required standard and specification.

According to an LDA spokesman, the officials concerned inspected various private housing schemes in the presence of their developers and collected around 15 samples of material being used in the construction of roads and other infrastructure for analysis.He said that developers of private schemes, situated within LDA’s controlled area, had been directed to take all possible measures for the early completion of these works according to the approved layout plans, otherwise the plots they mortgaged in favor of the LDA as guarantee for completing development works would be auctioned for generating revenue for this purpose.

Meanwhile, the LDA has again informed the general public not to purchase plots in schemes that have not been approved by the LDA.

Illegally-extended areas or additional blocks which are not part of the approved layout plan of approved housing schemes and mortgaged plots should also not be procured, the spokesman said.

He said the public had further been advised not to make any transaction for plots illegally carved out by sponsors of private housing schemes at the sites reserved for constructing public utility buildings like schools and dispensaries, parks and open
spaces as well as the land earmarked for graveyards.

APPLICATIONS: The LDA has invited applications from individual consultants having relevant experience for the construction of a community center at Garden Town, Lahore.

Candidates having bachelor degree in civil engineering with 10 years experience in the field of design and supervision of construction in the public sector organization can apply, says a press release.

It says that interested individual consultants can collect the TOR (Term of Reference) and submit their applications to the LDA Chief Engineer by July 7.

TENDERS: The LDA has invited tenders for renting out premises of canteens being run in its six schools. These canteens have been set up in schools, situated at 347-B (Gulshan-i-Ravi), 965-H (Sabzazar), 176 (Jehanzeb Block, Allama Iqbal Town,
boys and girls section) and at 416 Block E-II M.A Johar Town, boys and girls section.

SUNDAY BAZAAR: District Coordination Officer Noorul Amin Mengal paid a surprise visit on Sunday to Begumkot Sunday bazaar and asked the administration to further improve arrangements by providing maximum facilities to people.

He checked quality of fruits, vegetables and others food items and expressed his satisfaction over it.

Some customers, however, complained that substandard fruits and vegetables were being sold in the bazaar. At this, the DCO directed officials to pay special attention on the quality of fruits and vegetables in the Sunday bazaar.

Meanwhile, the DCO also visited the Model Bazaar in Sabzazar and inspected the facilities being provided to stall-holders and customers.

He directed the administration to solve the problems being faced by vendors as well as customers.

EVICTION: Various teams comprising town officials evicted on Sunday 37 cattle from urban areas of Ravi, Aziz Bhatti, Samanabad, Wagah and Nishtar towns.

Source: http://dawn.com/2012/06/25/private-housing-schemes-drive-launched-to-check-pace-of-work/