Faisalabad: The Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) has requested the Punjab government to declare 21 roads in residential areas to be ‘commercial’ routes, a news source reported. To this effect, the FDA governing body has forwarded a summary to the provincial executive for its approval.
FDA Director General (DG) Muhammad Suhail Khawaja said that the decision was taken because the residential plots were being used illegally for commercial purposes in various residential colonies of the city.
He stated that the FDA recently took action against building by-law violators; adding that 21 roads in residential colonies across the city should be declared commercial and brought within the legal framework.
Khawaja said that consequent to that the FDA decided to declare the roads commercial in various colonies, including Sir Syed Town, Gulistan Colony number 1 and number 2, Madina Town Extension, and Allama Iqbal Colony.
He further informed that there were 870 plots along the proposed roads out of which 543 were being used commercially, while 325 plots retained their legal residency status. Two plots are vacant, he added.