Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has decided to declare 33,000 acres of brown areas, which were allocated for housing projects, as green areas under the Lahore Master Plan 2050, a news source reported on January 21.
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As per the details, the authority shared that 27,000 acres of land on the north side of Lahore (Kala Shah Kaku and Muridke sides in Sheikhupura district) were declared as green areas for agricultural use. The remaining 6,000 acres are located along Bambawali-Ravi-Bedian (BRB) Canal, which is allocated for green areas or National Strategic Policies. LDA Director General Aamir Ahmad Khan disclosed that in the master plan, the authority has increased the green areas. He highlighted that the objective of the master plan was to cater to all the requirements of both existing and future growth in line with the best international practices.
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Reportedly, the master plan was prepared in collaboration with French consultants and Lahore’s top environmentalists and urban experts. One of the major objectives of the master plan is to halt horizontal growth and promote vertical growth. Speaking at the meeting, the director general stated that it is not one master plan but 49 plans for all major and minor cities under the Lahore division.