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LDA plans sewerage system replacement to facilitate high-rise constructions

September 23, 2019 • news

Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has prepared a plan in its effort to replace the old sewerage system in the city, a news source reported. As per officials, this initiative would facilitate the construction of high-rises in the city as envisioned by Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan - a news source reported.

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According to reports, the existing sewerage network can no longer accommodate water supply pipes in high-rise constructions. The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) recently informed the LDA about the condition of the sewer lines in the city. As per WASA officials, the sewerage lines in Gulberg (the preferred locality for setting up vertical developments) were laid in 1960.

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To address this situation, the authority has directed WASA to prepare a plan to expand the Lahore’s drainage network. Reportedly, the WASA has started to prepare a five-year business plan for this purpose. As per the initial estimates, the project will cost PKR 20 billion