Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) recently conducted the ballot of 487 plots situated in blocks A, B, D, and G of its LDA Avenue-I residential project, according to news sources. Further, the civic agency has announced its commitment to transferring plot possessions to the scheme’s affectees on a timely basis.
The computerised ballot was held in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to ensure transparency. Moreover, two housing schemes located on society’s land agreed to a 30% exemption and were given 438 plots through the ballot process.
Provincial Minister for Housing Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed attended the ceremony as its chief guest. During his speech at the occasion, he said that the complicated matter of LDA Avenue-I was worrisome for hundreds of people and the developers were forced to circulate courts. He lauded LDA Vice Chairman S M Imran for his efforts on this front. Minister Rasheed appreciated all efforts contributed by the LDA officials to resolve the matter to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
LDA Vice Chairman S M Imran addressed the ceremony during which he stated that the progress of a city depended on its citizens and their environment. He said that city administration should focus on plantation drives, provision of clean water and reduced vehicular pressure on roads. He assured that his department would re-establish peoples’ trust in LDA. S M Imran resolved that LDA would come up with better policies and strategies to solve the persisting issues.
Director General LDA Sumair Ahmed Syed declared that it was a historic day when 623 plots were cleared for possessions.
The disputed matter of establishment of various residential schemes on LDA Avenue-I land and 2,000 affectees of the scheme had been stalled for 16 years. The governing body of LDA has issued instructions to resolve the matter with the six private housing schemes involved.