The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Avenue I allottees seem to be running from pillar to post to get possession of their plots, but possession apparently still remains a pipedream.
Reportedly, there are almost 11,982 plots in the society, out of which 5,648 plots are of 1 kanal, and the remaining 6,334 plots are of 10 marlas. According to a news source, the LDA authorities allotted 10,981 plots at the time of launch, out of which 4,343 plots were litigated, but the allottees were kept in the dark.
Now the civic authority is fighting legal battles with seven housing schemes to get possession of a sizeable swath of land on which it had planned to develop 2,120 plots of 10 marlas and 600 plots of 1 kanal. The societies that LDA Avenue I is fighting legal battles with include Chiniot Cooperative Housing Society, Islamic Research Scholars Cooperative Housing Society, Public Health Engineering Employees Cooperative Housing Society, EME Cooperative Housing Society, Al-Mumtaz Housing Society, Punjab Board of Revenue Cooperative Housing Society.
Fairly recently, the LDA administration was mulling a compensation plan for the victims. An activity to reduce the size of existing plots to get vacant space to accommodate the victims had been undertaken, but this plan could only result in 1,000 additional plots. Moreover, the authority also considered refunding payments to those left uncompensated.
Now the LDA has invited victims with stakes in some specific areasto submit their claims in the LDA office on Monday, July 14, 2014, after which no claim would be entertained by the authority. And according to a news source, the civic authority has written letters to those who could not get their plots due to the litigation issues to wait for civil court’s decision and show patience. Meanwhile, a senior official of the civic authority told the news agency that some additional plots would be created soon to compensate the victims.
Rumour: Allottees may get possession of their plots in the LDA Avenue after one month. But it is a mere rumour, the authenticity of which is suspect.
Development in the society
Development is almost in its final stages in LDA Avenue I. Electrification work has been executed in various blocks and road infrastructure is almost complete. We have taken some fresh images of the society to share with our readers, and you can check them out below:
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