Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has Launched New Housing Project on one side of main Ferozepur Road Lahore and other side touched or entrance from Defence Road or Raivind Road . It will be a beautiful Housing Society in Future like johar town , wapda town , behria town and defence DHA Lahore. LDA City Lahore is an upcoming Housing Scheme that will prove to be Lahore’s biggest housing scheme. LDA is planning for its upcoming project while LDA Metropolitan has completed the survey of Land in this regard. The project is proposed on Ferozpur Road with entrance form Butcher Point Canal. Moreover, the Metro Bus Terminal is located nearby the proposed location. The Northern side of LDA City Lahore is located towards Kahna Kacha Road.
The mega project cover following seven regions or Mouzas of Lahore including Kahna Kacha, Toor Warriach, Sidhar, Rakh, Jhedu, Thay, Haloki and Panju.
LDA City Lahore will offer a comprehensive living plan to its residents with all living facilities and amenities. The amenities at LDA City Lahore includes wide road network, boundary wall, own water treatment plants, parks, landscapes, hospitals, schools, colleges and community centers.
The project will includes separate boys and girls colleges of 100 Kanal of land while four high schools of 100 Kanal, two community centers of 40 Kanal and two fully equipped hospitals of 100 Kanal. The Main Boulevard will be 300 feet wide.
About LDA History
Lahore Development Authority (LDA) is responsible for new planned development in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It also regulates and issues permits for new construction and housing projects, private houses, and commercial development. It also manages Lahore’s parks and green areas.
Its website states that it plans on making Lahore “one of the thirty leading educational, cultural, commercial, industrial, and information technology centres of the world by 2020”.
The Punjab Legislative Assembly established the Lahore Development Authority under the LDA Act of 1975. It had previously been called the “Lahore Improvement Trust”.
On May 9, 2013, five days after International Firefighters’ Day, the LDA Plaza building in central Lahore caught fire, killing 25 people. The fire started on the seventh floor, and media coverage revealed people jumping out of the building to their death. The fire highlighted the irrelevance of fire safety regulations, considering the fact that the very agency whose responsibility it is to ensure compliance with fire safety regulation; the 35-year-old building’s staircases were poorly designed and hampered rescue efforts. The fire was finally extinguished after 20 hours.
It has three main wings:
Urban Development Wing
Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA)
Traffic Engineering Planning Agency (TEPA)
The LDA Board of Governors is chaired by the Zila Nazim of the Lahore City District. Its members include the following:
Director General of the Authority
Town Nazims of all the Towns of Lahore City District
District Coordination Officer of Lahore City District
Representative of the Planning and Development Board Punjab not below the rank of Additional Secretary/Deputy Secretary
Representative of the Finance Department not below the rank of Additional Secretary/Deputy Secretary
Representative of the Housing Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Department not below the rank of Additional Secretary/Deputy Secretary
Representative of the Local Government and Rural Development Department not below the rank of Additional Secretary/Deputy Secretary
All the Heads of the Agencies established by the Authority (M.D. WASA & M.D. TEPA)
LDA is unable to carry out its duties efficiently and effectively due to “excessive delays in plan preparation and approval process, weak institutional set-up, lack of coordination among government departments, inadequate financial resources, legal lacunas, lack of dissemination of plans, and above all lack of political will”.
Government of Punjab (Pakistan)
“About LDA”. Lahore Development Authority. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
“LDA Plaza: ‘Former LDA Chief Ignored Fire Safety Suggestions’”. The Express Tribune. 14 May 2013.
Hameed, Rizwan; Obaidullah Nadeem (2008). “Challenges of Implementing Urban Master Plans: The Lahore Experience”. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology .