Lahore: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) has approved funds for a rehabilitation project aimed at restoring old buildings in Bhatti and Taxali, according to a news source. In another development, the Metropolitan Corporation of Lahore (MCL) shared working papers regarding the reconstruction of Circular Road.
The WCLA will spend PKR 900 million to restore old buildings in the walled city, repair the roads, move the electric cables underground, and improve other infrastructure in the area connecting Bhatti with Taxali. The project has been devised as a way to make the neighbourhood more attractive for tourists.
According to the information available, the authority is planning on restoring the original structures of 1,030 buildings, and repair and reconstruct 105 roads. Under this project, infrastructure facilities in the 77,000 square feet area between Bhatti and Taxali are also going to be improved. The WCLA is expected to initiate development work under the rehabilitation project within the current fiscal year and complete it in two years.
Furthermore, the MCL has shared working papers with the Lahore commissioner for the restoration of Circular Road. Under this proposed project, the corporation will restructure the 6.45-kilometre-long road at an estimated cost of PKR 140.4 million.
The project plan includes the construction and rehabilitation of footpaths, the beautification of the road, and the development of a new sewerage system in the area under the direction of the Water and Sanitation Authority.