Auction of hotel site in Johar Town on Sept 17

LAHORE, Aug 29: The Lahore Development Autority will hold an auction of a 118-kanal hotel site in Johar Town’s Finance and Trade Centre on Sept 17 at its Community Centre in New Muslim Town.

The base price for the auction of the plot has been fixed at Rs14 million per kanal, said a spokesman here on Wednesday.The LDA’s governing body has permitted other uses of the site, including setting up of an inter-city bus terminal, a D-Class bus stand for indefinite period, a super store, a shopping centre or the provision of other allied facilities.The authority has also decided to relax building by-laws for encouraging construction of high-rise buildings in this new hub of business in the provincial metropolis.

The maximum height of buildings to be constructed at the site has been increased as compared to other areas of the city.

The ground floor coverage has also been increased, and a building covering 60 per cent of the area of a plot can be constructed.

Spaces to be left open on both sides and the rear side of plots have also been reduced, said the spokesman.

DISMISED: The LDA dismissed a junior clerk after he was found involved in taking out original papers from property file No JT/AP/1599 pertaining to plot No 42-A, Block F-I, Johar Town, and processing a fabricated file under his signatures for allocation of plot No I-D-I in Johar Town to one Moazzam Mahmood.

Tariq Mahmood was also proceeded against for non-compliance with administrative orders of transfer from the Directorate of Land Development-I to Administration Directorate and for not complying with orders of the Land Development-I Director for handing over all files or record upon his transfer.POWER SHUTDOWN: In connection with the construction of the Bus Rapid Transit System by the Tepa, the relocation of Lesco services falling in the route alignment is scheduled to be carried out on Thursday (today), resulting in suspension of electricity on Kamahan Road, Lefo, Gulistan Colony, Amer Sidhu, R.A Bazaar, Mast Iqbal Road, General Hospital, Ismail Nagar, Ittehad Colony and Ferozepur Road.