On December 5, news sources said that the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) changed the city’s building and construction laws to allow the construction of buildings with more than 7 floors.
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According to new rules, plots of land that are four kanals or bigger can now have buildings with up to seven stories. After a new law was passed, the following restrictions would go into effect:
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On plots of land of 4 kanal or more, buildings with a ground floor plus 7 stories will be allowed. On plots of land of 2 to 4 kanal, buildings with a ground floor plus 6 stories will be allowed.
On plots of 10 marlas or more, people will be able to build buildings with a ground floor and up to four floors.
For the Johar Town bypass road, the LDA has given permission for buildings with 10 floors and a ground floor to be built on 4 kanal plots. The LDA has also banned the building of warehouses and wholesale markets on newly designated commercial roads in the city. This is done to control traffic flow.