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LDA Approves Firdaus Market Underpass, Entertainment Park In Johar Town


LAHORE– The Development Working Party of the Lahore Development Authority accorded clearance for execution of two development projects at a total cost of Rs2.13 billion, including construction of an underpass near Firdaus Market, Gulbarg as well as setting up of an entertainment park in Johar Town.

Meeting of the LDA’s Development Working Party was  held under the chairmanship of Director General LDA Sumair Ahmad Syed.

The meeting was informed that in order to avoid frequent traffic jams and vehiclar congestion from Centre Point, Gulberg, to Cavalry Ground and for facilitating the vehicles going towards M.M.Aalam Road, a two-lane dual carriageway full depth underpass will be constructed near Firdaus Market at a cost of Rs. 1.80 billion.

The underpass will be 540 feet long for which special arrangements will be made for drainage of storm water. No existing structure in the area will be affected as a result of this project and around seven kanal land will be acquired for this project.

The meeting was further informed that an entertainment park will be set up at 140 kanals land in Jorhar Town, adjacent to Aleem Dar Cricket Academy. It will be the first of its kind in Lahore that will cost Rs. 330 million.

A jogging track, lake, open gym, basketball court, tennis court and facilities for other outdoor games will be made available at this park.

Chief Engineer LDA, Habib Ul Haq Randhawa, Project Directors Abdur Razzaq Chohan and Iqrar Hussain and representatives of provincial Finance as well as Planning & Development Departments besides consultants of the projects attended the meeting.— PRESS RELEASE