LAHORE: Director General of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Aamir Ahmed Khan, has stated that the success of the Lahore Division during the ensuing three decades would be determined by the Master Plan 2050.
All parties, according to him, would be required to abide by the Master Plan 2050 as it had taken into account several additional amenities, such as road systems, other infrastructures, agricultural, commercial and residential activities, transit, green spaces, and facilities for education and health.
He was addressing the public hearing on Master Plan 2050’s environmental aspects that the LDA and Environment Department had organized.
The director of the environment department, national and international consultants, developers, engineers, stakeholders, and regular residents all took part in the public hearing.
Besides, famous architect Kamil Khan Mumtaz, Chief Metropolitan Planner Syed Nadeem Akhtar Zaidi, and Chief Town Planner LDA Shakeel Anjum Minhas, provided an overview of the master plan at the public hearing.
On the occasion, DG LDA stated that to prepare the Master Plan 2050, engineers, national and international experts, as well as comments from regular people, were all invited.
The DG noted that specific steps had been taken to safeguard the historical treasures as part of the Master Plan 2050.
Furthermore, solid waste management is a significant issue, and the master plan has given disposal considerable consideration, he added.
Additionally, steps are being conducted to clean up pollutants and smog, treat wastewater, and conserve rainwater as the master plan will be crucial in the removal of pollution as well, he assured.
The DG, together with other officials and experts, also responded to questions from the public about the master plan, stating that the Hudiara drain was receiving special attention.
Khan, in response to a question, stated that Sheikhupura had been given an integrated plan addressing industrial, residential, and agricultural lands and that aggressive measures were being taken to obstruct unauthorized residential projects.
He said that by building a multi-level flyover at Shahdara Mor, the issues with Sheikhupura and Lahore traffic entering and exiting the city would be resolved.