Lahore: The land acquisition process for the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project (RRUDP) is expected to begin within two months, a news source reported on October 6. To this effect, the Punjab government has directed the departments concerned to acquire 16,000 acres of land for the initiative within 60 days.
According to the details shared, the revenue department intends to impose sections 4 and 5 of the Punjab Land Acquisition Act 1894 within two months. Following the completion of the acquisition process, the provincial executive will transfer the land to the newly-formed Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA).
The authorities concerned plan to acquire mauzas between the Ravi Bridge and the Ring Road Mahmood Booti area. These mauzas identified include Ferozewala, Sheikhupura, Nathay Kallan, Mehmood Booti and Shalimar.
RRUDP includes the construction of a planned city over an area of 100,000 acres along River Ravi.