LAHORE: The LDA DG/Lahore Commissioner Mohammad Ali Randhawa recently briefed the Judicial Water and Environment Commission about the steps being taken to protect the environment during ongoing development work in the city.
In line with court orders, various measures, such as rooftop gardening, are being implemented to minimize environmental pollution.
LDA, Parks, and Horticulture Authority (PHA), traffic police, Metropolitan Corporation of Lahore (MCL), and other departments are working together to ensure environmental protection.
Additionally, the commissioner emphasized that a timeline would be given to all departments to implement court instructions, and operations would be conducted to eliminate encroachments from greenbelts in the city.
The MCL, LDA, and PHA will work together to protect greenery and greenbelts, while the traffic police and Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (Tepa) will ensure smooth traffic flow around development projects.
The commissioner stated that concrete measures were being taken to promote rooftop gardening under corporate social responsibility, and all departments were working together on the Samanabad underpass and Akbar Chowk projects.
On court orders, expert consultants from the private sector will be hired to take environmentally friendly measures.
The DG also emphasized that officers must critically examine all such cases to prevent illegality and improve governance.