Amer opens computerised record system for LDA Avenue-I
LAHORE: Mian Amer Mehmood, district nazim, inaugurated a computerised record system for LDA Avenue-I, Lahore’s largest residential scheme, on Friday. The system will track the 11,000 government servants that are to be allotted land under the scheme.
He said that from now on, plots could be transferred within a day. “Signatures, thumb impressions and photographs of the buyers and sellers will be recorded. The computerisation of ownership records will help restore not only LDA’s image but also the city government’s.”
Mehmood said that 10-foot wide roads totalling 323 kilometres would be laid down at the cost of Rs 1.3 billion. “The water supply and sewerage system will cost Rs 1.28 billion. These include a 100,000-gallon water reservoir, disposal station and 16-tube-wells.”
“A grid station will be built at a cost of Rs 0.98 billion. The LDA will spend Rs 70 million on a fire station, community centre and mosque,” he said, adding that the scheme will be the first in Lahore to have a transfer station for garbage.
The nazim said that the city government had begun building the longest road in Lahore, dubbed ‘Khayaban-e-Jinnah’ due to its importance. “The road will be 18 kilometres long and will start from Jubilee Town and touch Maulana Shaukat Ali Road via LDA Avenue-I, Raiwind Road, Shaukat Khanam Hospital and Johar Town. This road will shorten the travel distance between Shaukat Khanam Hospital and Maulana Shaukat Ali Road to about six kilometres. At least 40 private residential schemes will benefit from Khayaban-e-Jinnah,” he said.
Later, while answering a question about tomorrow’s run organised by civil society groups, he said that the decision to hold a race was political and had nothing to do with sport. He said that the roads would not be opened up to political activities. “Minar-e-Pakistan is our Hyde Park. All political activities should be carried out there.”