Lahore: After permission granted by the Supreme Court (SC) to resume work on the project, the Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA) has stated that it has acquired enough land to start work on the first phase of the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project (RRUDP), according to a news story published on Tuesday (February 1).
The SC, on Monday (January 31) dismissed the Lahore High Court (LHC)’s decision to scrap the RRUDP and granted permission to the government to continue work on the acquired land, the owners of which have been compensated already.
As per the details, a RUDA spokesperson (whose name was not disclosed) stated that the government has bought 5,000 acres of the land through cash. While owners of 25,000 to 30,000 acres expressed willingness to sell their land to the authority. He went on to say that 15,000 to 16,000 acres of land was state-owned, which was awarded to the RUDA. The work on the first phase of Sapphire Bay will be started soon on the said land.
Moreover, the authority will develop a residential project in Chahar Bagh on 300 acres of land. The said project will feature 10 marlas to 1 kanal villas. The RUDA will develop 12, 16, and 45 storeys apartments in Bootipura Area, which will be connected to the Ring Road.