LHC forbids LDA from initiating numerous road construction projects.
The Lahore High Court has directed the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) not to simultaneously undertake multiple road infrastructure projects in the city, according to February 6 news reports.
During a hearing on the petition for smog and pollution control, the LHC declared that the authority should focus on removing encroachments from nine important roadways that are causing the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) to decline and the resulting smog. In addition, the court ordered the authority to dismantle illegally built structures and enterprises along roadways and to encourage roof gardening on multistory buildings.
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On this occasion, LDA Director General (DG) Amir Ali Ahmad informed the court that the authority is upgrading the major boulevards in Allama Iqbal Town and Johar Town as part of its efforts to improve the city’s environment. Additionally, he pledged to plant five trees for every one lost due to development.
It is crucial to mention that the LDA has selected nine city routes for redesign as less congested models. Here is a list of these nine roadways:
LDA consists of Johar Town (Doctors Hospital to Expo Center) Main Boulevard and Allama Iqbal Town (Wahdat Road to Scheme Mor via Dubai Chowk)
Gulberg (Zahoor Elahi Road, Hali Road, MM Alam Road) (Zahoor Elahi Road, Hali Road, MM Alam Road)
Mustafa City (main road starting from Wahdat Road)
Jubilee City (main road starting from Link Canal Road)
LDA Avenue-1 (main road starting from Jail Road)
Garden Town Township (from Kalma Chowk to Faisal Town) (Khokhar Chowk to Hamdard Chowk).