LAHORE  - The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) has undertaken urban rehabilitation and infrastructure improvement work along with conservation of historical buildings and improvement of buildings from Chowk Purani Kotwali to Akbari Gate of Lahore Fort under Royal Trail Package-2.  

The area covered under this project consists of a representative part of the Walled City between Lahore Fort and old houses mostly built on age-old consolidated debris in narrow bazaars and streets infested with commercial activity. Initially, the project area was giving a shabby look due to hanging telecom and electricity cables.  

Despite all these hurdles electricity, telephone, TV and internet (fiber optic) lines have been laid underground. The hanging high and low tension wires and telecom wires are being removed from the project area.  

WCLA Director General Kamran Lashari said, “Our engineering and conservation team completed the package-1 in 2015 and then started work on package-2, which is from Chowk Kotwali to Masti Gate. It is an achievement that despite hurdles this part of the trail has been restored. Main monuments on this patch are Chunna Mandi College, Mariam Zamani Mosque and Janam Asthan of Guru Arjun Ram. After completion of this patch the trail will be opened for tourists,” he said.