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Commissioner orders timely completion of LDA projects

By Our Correspondent
May 07, 2024
Commissioner Lahore Zaid Bin Maqsood looking the other way in this image released on May 6, 2024. — Facebook/Commissioner Lahore,Punjab.
Commissioner Lahore Zaid Bin Maqsood looking the other way in this image released on May 6, 2024. — Facebook/Commissioner Lahore,Punjab.

LAHORE: Commissioner Lahore Zaid Bin Maqsood has directed to further speed up the ongoing works on LDA’s mega projects and complete them as per given timeline. He said that the completion of mega projects will give great relief to the citizens of Lahore.

He issued this direction during his visit to LDA’s mega development projects - Ravi Bridge Extension Project and Controlled Access Corridor Closed Road - in provincial capital here on Monday. LDA DG Tahir Farooq was present along with him. LDA Chief Engineer Israr Saeed gave a briefing on ongoing projects. It was informed in the briefing that the completion of the Ravi Bridge expansion project will provide great relief to the citizens on the main entrances and exits of the city.

Israr Saeed said that diverting the downstream of the river on the Ravi Bridge project was a big challenge, the teams were working round the clock. He further told in the briefing that 91 out of 96 girders of the project have been completed while the work on the last seven piles was in progress.

Later, Commissioner Lahore along with LDA DG Tahir Farooq also visited both packages of the Bund Road project. The work on package two was going on, along with the work on the project, the traffic flow was also going on. In the briefing, the Chief Engineer informed that the work on the service road and drain on the sides of the two packages has been accelerated.

Later, a review meeting was held under the chairmanship of Lahore Commissioner regarding anti-smog. Commissioner said that the work can be fruitful according to the analysis and research reports and by taking stern steps to control smog at administration level.

He said that lack of plantation, vehicle smoke, inadequate dust control and burning of crops were the major causes of smog. He said that the High Court's focus was on anti-smog.

The Water Commission was working hard on environmental pollution. He said that pyrolysis plants were completely banned and those operating illegally must be demolished. Commissioner Lahore has asked for the details of the planning of supply of super seeders machines to eliminate crop residues under the Department of Agriculture.

He said that the role of the administration will be zero tolerance against all the sectors that caused smog. He directed to monitor brick kilns, factories and industrial units as per anti-smog policy.

LWMC CEO Babar Sahib Din, Director Development Javed Rashid Chohan along with LDA, Environment Department, Forest Department, Cantonment Board, police officers participated in the meeting. DCs of all districts also participated through video link.