Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) governing body has allocated PKR 1.6 billion for the development of urban infrastructure in various areas of Lahore, news sources reported on December 28.
Reportedly, these funds will be used to provide basic civic facilities such as roads, electricity, water supply, sewerage, and landscaping on the outskirts of Lahore. The aim of this project is to develop the peripheral areas of the city for residential purposes, thereby making it more livable and attractive. According to sources, the budget has been increased to accommodate the burgeoning population in the city’s central areas, leading to congestion and frequent traffic jams.
Previously, the government had allocated PKR 1.2 billion for the project; however, the provincial government has now asked the LDA to use the entire budget during the current fiscal year. The government has also asked LDA to complete the ongoing development projects with the increased allocation.