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Lahore Development Authority allows commercialization activity.

Lahore, October 22, 2009 (Frontier Star): Lahore development Authority has planned to establish a Central business District (CBD) in the city comprising of Jail road, Main Boulevard, M.M. Alam Road, segment of Hali Road and Sharae Noor Jehan, Gulberg for creating more investment, business and employment opportunities in the city. Work on the first phase has already been started in the form of 'Park and Ride' structure at the Liberty Market. Under the newly introduced Land Use (Classification, re-classification and Redevelopment) Rules 2009, the Lahore Development Authority has also allowed commercialization activity along the full stretch of 17 roads situated in its controlled area besides permitting business ventures on specified segments of 12 thoroughfares in the city. The 17 roads that have been completely commercialized include Jail Road (Ghaus Al Azam Road), Main Boulevard Gulberg, M.M. Alam Road, Gulberg, (Specified area), Stadium Road (Noor Jahan Road), Quaid-e-Azam Road, Tariq Road, Link M.M.Alam Road, Road Behind liberty Market, Firdaus Market Road (Ali Zeb Road), Link Road Main Market (Shezan Side), Link Road Main Market (Auriga Side), Chen One Road (segment of Ghalib Road), Part of Road Civic Centre Garden Town, Model Town Link road, Al-Madina Road, Township, Bagrian Road and Mian Boulevard Samanabad. The other 12 roads where commercial activity has been allowed on specified segments include Maulana Shaukat Ali Road, Main Boulevard, Shadman, Main Boulevard, Garden Town, College Road, Gulberg, Park Road, Ali Zeb Avenue, Gulberg, Abul Hasan Isfahani Road, Faisal Town, Zafar Ali Road, Gulberg 5, Link M.M Alam Road, Shadman Part of Race Course Road, Link Road Main Boulevard Garden Town, Wahdat Road, Ferozpur Road, UBD Canal To Railway Crossing. However the properties that had already been commercialized on permanent basis on these 12 roads will have no effect but in the future, specified areas on these roads only will be allowed for commercial activity. These roads include Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has a clear comprehension of the challenges it is facing and is committed to substitute policies and practices which are damaging to the urban spatial, economic and fabric structure of the city with the ones which are modern, business-friendly and in line with international best practices of urban design and city planning. This process involves extensive urban studies for which a clear programme has been chalked out. LDA intends to conduct comprehensive urban studies throughout the controlled area, and in the light thereof, the roads may be reclassified. LDA aims to complete the comprehensive studiers within a period of 12 to 24 months.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 22, 2009
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