LDA sets new precedent of “supremacy of merit”, approves fastest housing scheme in LDA history The LDA bulldozed 165 schemes for the approval of Smart City. The technical approval of Smart City Lahore was given overnight.
According to the details, for Smart City Housing Scheme, the Chief Metropolitan has been asked to sign the block file from home, the concerned directors, assistant directors have also been invited from the houses for signing, while the concerned officers have signed the file. According to sources, during the approval, food was served to the staff all night. For Smart City, 2,153 kanals of land of Tehsil Ferozwala chak 43 and 44 have been approved.
While approving the Smart City, the most important point was also ignored. No record of purchase and sale of files was taken from the Smart City officials. According to sources, the investigating agencies had also questioned the sale of excess files. Smart City has applied for approval of 2,000 kanals and planning is on 4,000 kanals.
It should be noted that 596 schemes in Lahore have become illegal due to incompetence of LDA. Out of 596, 246 schemes are in green areas only. The developers say that if the approval is given overnight for the smart city, then what is the fault of the rest of the schemes.
Extracted from City42 News