Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has notified the receipt of 76 applications seeking approvals for the construction of high-rise projects during the last four months, a news source reported. However, as per the publication, the authority has yet to provide its sanction to of any of these requests.
Back in September, the LDA had approved of the Zoning and Building Regulations 2019, in order to fulfill Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wish for Lahore to have an additional amount of high-rise buildings.
As per the details shared by the development authority, the maximum number of these applications were received for projects being planned in Johar Town (14), with Gulbgerg II (7) and Gulberg III (5) receiving the next highest number of applications. Additional bids were submitted for locations across the city, including Gulberg I, Gulberg V, Sabzazar, Al-Kabir Town, Ayubia Town, Timber Market and Multan Road.
When asked the reason behind the LDA’s failure to approve any of the applications received over the past four months, LDA Chief Town Planner Tariq Mehmood responded by saying that the delay had been caused due to the amendments that had recently been introduced in the building regulations for the city.