LAHORE - The restoration of Punjab government has revived to life all the development projects in the City initiated by Shahbaz Sharif which had come to a complete halt after the imposition of governor rule in Punjab. Lahore Sudharo programme was designed to build infrastructure and solve problems faced by the people living in every union council of the City . It aimed to build new roads and repair the broken ones, ensure the supply of clean drinking water, solve drainage problems such as mixing of waste material with drinking water, stop the overflowing manholes and installing proper covers on them, provide uninterrupted supply of electricity, install streetlights, remove encroachments from roads and to recover illegally-occupied public land. The Punjab government also wanted to run the pilot project of this programme in Lahore and then to expand it to other districts. Former DCO Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta was given the task. All the departments concerned including the Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (TEPA), Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA), Lahore Electric Supply Corporation (LESCO), Solid Waste Management (SWM), Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) and the Town Municipal Administration (TMA) were involved in it. The Punjab government had launched Lahore Roads Rehabilitation Programme (LRRP) Phase-II that included construction and rehabilitation of 23 roads. The project led by FWO was initiated at the cost of Rs 14 billion in 2008. PML-N Punjab secretary information Khawaja Hassan was made chairman of the CM task force on LRRP Phase-II. The anti-encroachment drive was to be completed in two months. After launching this campaign, the City was divided into three sectors. Sector I included Data Gunj Buksh Town, Shalimar Town and Ravi Town. Sector II included Gulberg Town, Aziz Bhatti Town, Wagha Town and Sector III included Samnadbad Town, Allama Iqbal Town and Nishtar Town. Under the drive all drains spreading throughout the City at Mahmood Booti, Shadbagh, Chota Ravi, Shahdra, Babo Saboo and Satto Katla had to be cleared from encroachments including markets, buildings and katchi abadies. On the special directions of Shahbaz Sharif, the Model Road project worth Rs 100 million to make 32 City thoroughfares clean, tidy and stylish was to be completed by the end of March in phases. Former commissioner Lahore Khusro Pervez was spearheading the City face-lifting project. In the first phase, 10 roads were to be smartened up. These roads included GT road, Allama Iqbal Road, Bund road, Canal Road, Main Boulevard (Gulberg), Jail road, Maulana Shaukat Ali road, The Mall, Southern Bypass and Shadman Road. The project also involved establishing green belts, placing flowers and plants, revamping road cuts, beautify triangles, decorating chowks with fountains and monuments, road marking, road signage, footpaths repairing and curbstones besides complete landscaping on all the 32 roads. The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) was all set to launch meter-parking system on The Mall from Shahdin Manzil to Shuhda-e-Mosque after its successful operation in Liberty Market. All the arrangements to lay down state-of-the-art system on The Mall had been finalised. The process of lane marking for streamlining parking spaces that would be available to 320 cars were also completed. The traffic police had initiated the plan to check the ever-increasing number of smoke emitting vehicles. After the government declared 2009 as the 'National Year of Environment under a UN-funded environment protection programme, the drive against smoke-emitting vehicles was stretched to all major roads. The level of smoke emission above 2 Ringleman Scale falls in cognisable offence under CRPc and owners are challaned. The CDGL had also planned to launch a project pure milk on fixed price besides checking adulterated milk. Two special squads comprising nine food inspectors carried out the operation in the City . For this purpose, the City was divided into two parts - one team carried out crackdown in the areas falling under Data Gunj Bukhsh Town, Iqbal Town, Samanabad Town and Nishtar Town while five-member squad had launched operation in the areas of Ravi Town, Shalimar Town, Aziz Bhatti Town, Wahga Town and Gulberg Town. The PHA had devised a plan to beautify the City by increasing greenery at an estimated cost of Rs 500 million. Under the plan, green belts were to set up on 32 main roads of the city. Empty corners of turns and roads were to be turned into gardens and the already existing green belts were to be furbished. The CDGL had also started a cattle eviction project to cleanse Lahore of buffaloes. Thousands of cattle were shifted out of City .