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Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme to be completed at the earliest: Usman Buzdar

By Our Correspondent
January 31, 2020

LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting at his office here on Thursday to review the performance of housing sector.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that there are vast opportunities for investment in the housing sector. Due to increase in population, there is a need to establish new cities. He said that Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme will materialise the dream of the low-income people of owning a house.

He said that participation of the private sector will bring positive results in the housing sector. The project of construction of houses for low-income families has to be completed at the earliest.

Provincial ministers Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed, Hashim Jawan Bakht, Mussarat Jamshed Cheema MPA, Chief Secretary, Vice Chairman LDA Sheikh Muhammad Imran, Deputy Chairman Naya Pakistan Housing Authority, finance secretary, DG LDA and others attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting at his office here on Thursday to discuss improvement in traffic system in Lahore.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that Lahore city is facing traffic problems due to increase in population and number of vehicles.

There is a need to take immediate steps for improving the traffic system in the city as citizens face mental stress due to traffic congestions. He directed the line departments to devise an effective traffic plan and ensure its implementation as well.

The recommendations of traffic engineering study should be implemented to ensure smooth flow of traffic in rushy areas.

He said that every possible step should be taken for smooth flow of traffic at Bhatti Chowk (Data Darbar), Shimla Pahari Chowk, Garhi Shahu Chowk (Allama Iqbal Road), Workshop Chowk (Outfall Road), Allah Hu Chowk, Akbar Chowk(Maulana Shoukat Ali Road), Hussain Chowk(Noor Jehan Road), Regal Chowk at Mall Road and Babo Sabo Interchange Chowk.

Improvements should be introduced in these areas through the traffic management plan and the Circular Road will also be uplifted. Impediments disrupting traffic should be removed and Ferozpur Road, Jail Road, Mall Road and Canal Road should be developed as a model. Meanwhile, parking facilities should be enhanced in the city and the construction of new parking plazas should be examined, he said.

He directed that traffic master plan for Lahore be developed and added that effective traffic system will facilitate the citizens. The line departments will have to come up to new challenges of traffic management resulting due to increase in population, he added.