Amer orders inquiry into illegal plaza construction
LAHORE: District Nazim Mian Amer Mahmood Monday ordered an inquiry into the construction of a commercial plaza on Jail Road whose ownership was not confirmed by the Board of Revenue.
On Sunday, the city government suspended the construction of Target Trade Centre on Jail Road because its property transfer deed (PTD) was missing. A committee headed by District Revenue Officer Muhammad Baksh sealed the plaza.
Meanwhile, Mr Mahmood visited various areas in the city and inspected development projects on Monday. Mr Mahmood directed that the widening and renovation of MM Alam Road from Firdous Market to Hussain Chowk, a project costing Rs 10 million, be completed before March 26.
He also directed that Hali Road in Gulberg be completed immediately and told the Data Gung Bukhsh Town municipal officer to complete road repairs in Gulberg.
Mr Mahmood emphasised the need for better coordination among all the departments responsible for the construction of roads, maintenance of traffic signals and issuing fitness certificates to vehicles so the city’s roads could accommodate the increasing volume of traffic.
Water and Sanitation Agency Managing Director Anam Qadir, Traffic Engineering Planning Agency Chief Engineer Khushhal Khan, Lahore Development Authority Chief Engineer Afzal Nazeer, Works Department Executive District Officer Chaudhry Myhammad Arif and other officials accompanied the nazim. —Staff Report