Punjab Govt to Build Dubai-Like Modern City Worth Rs. 5 Trillion

The Punjab Government has announced plans to develop the “most modern city” worth trillions of rupees near Lahore. The city will be established just north of Lahore on 100,000 acres of land.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has okayed the establishment of the River Ravi Front Authority (RRFA) – the authority that will supervise the development of the modern city project.


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The provincial government is going to enact an ordinance soon in this regard, after which the River Ravi Front Authority (RRFA) will start working on a new Dubai-like “most modern city” near Lahore.

The entire project is expected to cost around Rs. 5 trillion and will be funded through public-private partnerships. Though the details of the project are yet to be released, what we know so far is that the project is aimed at solving the problems related to overpopulation.


  • River Ravi Front Authority (RRFA) is an old project of PMLN. Shame on PTI to relaunch the same project again. I am from PTI but I only speak the truth. We should be shameful that our ministers are openly lying and some are even defending it. PTI followers should always speak the truth. Boycott Buzdar and all Liars. Allah don’t like Liars and Cheaters and we as Muslims should speak the truth only. Our loyalty should be based on Principle rather on only political affiliation.

    • Bro, this was a project which PMLN could not even initiate. How are you giving them this credit? This could not be accomplished by PMLN govt and now PTI is doing it. What’s wrong in that? PMLN could not gather the investment required for this project and PTI has properly studied this project and determined it’s feasibility. It was due to the incompetence of the previous govt that this project could not be completed.

      • @Areeb Brother I am working in a big Multi Billion Firm. It takes months of hard labor from Feasibility to initiation of any project. PMLN did the feasibility and now the initiation phase is starting now. You can never start Mega-Projects in a day or two. It takes years of meticulous planning to envisage a mega-city. Please study Mega City Projects around the world and their average duration. It is not a child’s play. So my question is that how come working on a Detailed Feasibility is Incompetence?.

        • I dont care which multi-billion call center you’re working in. PMLN did the feasibilty in 2013 and it’s 2020 now. We needed a new feasibilty report according to the current situation which was done by meinheardt singapore and LDA.I have already mentioned that this project has been in the works since 2019 oct.

    • PTI govt has revived a FAILED project of the previous govt to make it SUCCESSFUL. The initial ground work was done by the previous govt and the main ground work has been completed by this govt. This project has been in the works of PTI govt since oct 2019 and finally the ground work has been completed. This is a feat the previous govt could not achieve. Now, time will tell if this govt can manage to complete this project. If this project will be completed then this will be a better project for pakistan instead of wasting money on Orange train.

      • Please enlighten how you can give credit to PTI and discredit PMLN, only because former has studied the feasibility?

        So has PTI govt managed to gather investment of 5 trillion. I am seeing hopes in your post, same which we saw in last 7 years from Imran Khan. Buzdar hai to mumkin hai, ye khna cahty ho?

        • Bas start karne ka credit de raha hu. Agar successful nahi huwa to criticize bhi karu ga.
          Bas ye project acha hai aur logon ko iss ki zaroorat hai iss project ko choose karne ka credit de raha hu aur kuch bhi nahi.

    • Good thing it never started in PMLN era, else project cost would have boosted up to 15000 trillion for no apparent reasons.

    • Allah na karey.
      wesey brt oct 2017 mei shuru huwa tha aur ab complete ho gaya hai. Itni bhi deir nahi lagi

      • ھاں دیر نہیں لگی، بس چھ ماہ کا وعدہ کیا تھا اور تین سال میں بھی یہ کہا جا رھا ھے کہ بس کھلنے والی ھے. اور 29 ارب کی باتیں کرنے والے تین گنا تک لے جا چکے ھیں پراجیکٹ کے خرچہ کو.
        پھر بار بار پراجیکٹ میں ھونے والی تبدیلیاں انکی صلاحیت کا مظہر رھی ھے لیکن صحیح بات کہ اتنی بھی دیر نہیں ھوئی

  • So these were absolutely Horrendous projects when it was conceived and presented by Previous administration but now suddenly rebranding it makes it a Visionary project just because PTI is presenting it! Bravo to Imm the dim’s Hypocrisy.

    • First of all, no one opposed this project in the past. Secondly, this was a project which PMLN could not even initiate. How are you giving them this credit? This could not be accomplished by PMLN govt and now PTI is doing it. What’s wrong in that? PMLN could not gather the investment required for this project and PTI has properly studied this project and determined it’s feasibility. It was due to the incompetence of the previous govt that this project could not be completed.

  • Good work by PTI govt, This was a much needed project for the citizens of Lahore. Although this was the IDEA of the previous govt, I am glad to see that this govt is implementing it. The previous govt should’ve focused on this project instead of Orange train. Kudos to PTI, at least they are not wasting money on stupid stuff.

    • Take a deep breath and take a pause before you give credit to PTI govt for this project.

      Knowing their current situation you must think ten times before doing so. They just announced it and you have reached to the point as if you are writing from that new city 😂

      • Sadly, I am not writing from the new city but I have been in the real estate industry for a long time and I have been following this project since 6 months and collecting information about this project so that I can calculate the best time for investment in housing schemes in this area. I know that this project will take around 7-10 years to complete but it will bring jobs to many people and only poor people currently live in these areas where this project will be carried out and due to this project the rates of property in that area will also increase. I am only giving credit to this govt for starting this project because it will benefit the general public in many ways as compared to the useless projects by the previous governments.
        So-far the approach of the govt is systematic and everything seems to be on-spot. The project will be carried out through Public private partnership which is suitable for this type of project.

  • بزدار ھے تو ممکن ھے 🙄😂
    عمران ھے تو بھئ پکا آپکا بھائی اس نئے شہر سے لکھ رھا ھے
    سمجھ لو.
    😂

  • I like how everyone is fighting on who to give credit to , reality would be that if this project does finish most propably credit will be given to PTI but I don’t like this project every single politician likes to start grand schemes as they grant votes but focus should be on renovating and managing cities that currently exist

    • You do have a point.
      But this grand scheme is actually much-needed for the people of lahore. There is almost no greenery in lahore and lahore is super crowded,I am in favor of this because it will create many job opportunities and there will be many schools,universities and hospitals in this project so atleast I think it is much better than wasting money on other projects like orange train etc.

      • In your opinion, which city needs more opportunities? Lahore? Have you ever thought that how many students from all over Punjab are to move to Lahore for higher education? How many patients have to rush to Lahore for treatment? How many labor jostle in Lahore for bread and butter? Point is why every development in Lahore? Why not in other parts of province? Don’t they pay taxes to the govt? Don’t they have right of living? Do you know how many universities, hospitals and industries are there in orphaned Punjab (Distt Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Lodhran and Rahim Yar Khan)? Altogether are way lesser than Holy Lahore.

        • Yes, what you are saying does not invalidate my claims. Lahore is seeing a surge in population only because the previous govts focused on it solely. Because all of the facilities are in Lahore, people prefer to live there. Some go for education, some go for treatment etc. This has made lahore so much crowded that we need this project.
          If you say that why don’t we create all of the stuff from lahore in other cities to reduce to reduce population, well it’s because it will take a lot of TIME.I hope we are able to achieve that one day. Also I’m not in favor of this govt. I think that pakistan can have much better rulers than IK but I am just happy that we are progressing…..slowly.

  • I wonder why a new model city just next to another modern city. Why all the development projects are shared executed in upper Punjab? If govt wants a city like Dubai, why don’t they plan such projects in under developed area? Southern Punjab, to be exact, which has always remained orphaned? A lot of govt land is also available there. But yes, they don’t want to develope Punjab, rather to benefit their beloved White Collared poor people who have their properties lying abandoned somewhere outside Lahore. Don’t you remember what PTI workers used to call Shahbaz Sharif? CM Lahore. Yes he was and current govt is following his policy in true letter and spirits.

    • Lahore is very overpopulated and there are a lot of issues of traffic management in the city so this was needed. You will realize this is you are a citizen of lahore

      • In your opinion, which city needs more opportunities? Lahore? Have you ever thought that how many students from all over Punjab are to move to Lahore for higher education? How many patients have to rush to Lahore for treatment? How many labor jostle in Lahore for bread and butter? Point is why every development in Lahore? Why not in other parts of province? Don’t they pay taxes to the govt? Don’t they have right of living? Do you know how many universities, hospitals and industries are there in orphaned Punjab (Distt Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Lodhran and Rahim Yar Khan)? For your information they altogether are way lesser than Holy Lahore.

        • I have already replied but i forgot to mention that this project comes under sheikhupura district which lacks basic facilities so it will be good for the residents of sheikhupura.They will call it lahore but the area actually comes under sheikhupura.
          I have personally visited the area and I have seen it’s conditions. It’s not the lahore you are thinking about.

  • Nawaz sirf projects hain. Us pe koi kam nahi kia aur koi project time pe complete nahi hoye metro, orange line etc in ko 90’s ma complete ho jana chahiye tha. wohi haal hai student uni ma FYP pick kry aur banata koi aur hai bus name student apna use krta hai.

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