LAHORE - After a 2-year ban, Punjab government has announced a new commercialisation policy declaring 58 roads as commercial within Lahore Development Authority (LDA) controlled areas. The Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Department has notified the rules and regulations for the new commercialisation policy in the Punjab Gazette baring registered No L-7532. Under the new policy, buildings and plots around the 58 roads would be commercialised with new commercialisation will be allowed with maximum 4 kanal and minimum 2 kanal plots on these roads. Out of these total roads, 10 are in predominantly residential areas while 48 roads are predominantly commercialised already. The 58 roads declared commercial included Main Boulevard Gulberg, Stadium Road Gulberg III, MM Alam Road from Main Boulevard to Firdaus Market Gulerbg III, Syed Hussain Shaheed Soharwardi Road (Main Boulevard New Garden Town), College Road Gulberg (From Sherpao Bridge to Main Boulevard Gulberg, Main Market Road up to Plot No 40 F (Gulberg II), Park Road Gulberg to Firdaus Market up to Jinnah Bridge, Gurumangat Road, Road from PACE to Chen One Junction (Gulberg III), Shabbir Ahmed Usmani Road (from Y Junction Garden Town to Maulana Shaukat Ali Road), Ferozepur Road from Canal Bridge to Hadiara Drain, Jail Road / Gulberg Road (from Ferozepur Road to Sherpao Bridge), Multan Road (from Chowk Yateem Khana to Defence Road), Wahdat Road (Muslim Town side up to T Junction to Multan Road both sides), Raiwind Road (from Thokar Niaz Baig to Defence Road Junction at Manoo Chowk, Road behind Liberty Market (starting from Wasa Tube well to Stadium Road opposite to Liberty Mosque), Tollinton Market Shadman Road (starting from LOS Chowk to Jail Road Junction), Link MM Alam Road Tariq Road (starting from property No (9-C / II Gulberg III to 75-C/ II Gulberg III), Link Road Main Boulevard Garden Town (starting from Civic Centre Garden Town to Model Town, Link Road Main Market Gulberg II (starting from property No 11 Block F to Property No 12 Block G Gulberg II), Qazi M Esa Road (Link from Maulana Shaukat Ali Road to Abu-ul-Hassan Isfahani Road Faisal Town, Road starting from Firdaus Market to 37 Block J Gulberg III, UBD Canal Thokar Niaz Baig to Defence Road along the Canal, Campus Bridge Road, Shershah Road (Gujjarpura), Main Boulevard Shadbagh, Main Boulevard Allama Iqbal Town Phase-I, Abu-ul-Hassan Isfahni Road (from roundabout Faisal Town to Akbar Chowk), Maulana Shaukat Ali Road (from Canal to Railway-line), Main Boulevard (Gulshan Ravi Scheme), Chauburgi Development Scheme Road, Main Road Shadman Colony, Poonch Road, Miain Road Shadman (from More Samnabad to Roundabout Ghazali Road), Approach Road Tajpura (from Canal to Tajpura Scheme), College Road Quaid-e-Azam Town, Hamdard Jail Road, Bagrian Road, Road starting from Civic centre to Bagrian Chowk (Quaid-e-Azam Town), Model Town Link Road, Defence Road, Link MM Alam road (starting from Plot No 10), Part of road starting from Plot No 5 to New Garden Town, Road starting from Raiwind Road Fatima Mosque to Atchison College Scheme Gate, Hali Road Gulberg III, Race Course Road facing Shadman Scheme, Zafar Ali Road, Dual Carriageway MA Johar Town, Canal Bank Road (from Dharampura Bridge to Thokar Niaz Baig), Main Boulevard MA Johar Town (from UBD Canal Doctor Hospital to Khokhar Chowk), Main Boulevard MA Johar Town (from Maulana Shaukat Ali Carriageway Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Main Boulevard MA Johar Town (UBD Canal to Nursery Block), Main Boulevard Sabzazar Scheme, Shahjilani Road, AL-Madian Road, Mian Boulevard Nursery Road PIA Housing Scheme, Canal Bank Road from Dharampura to Thokar Niaz Baig and Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road. Sources said that commercialisation policy was also formulated on March 11, 2008. However, the authority concerned rejected it. "Later on, a committee was set up to formulate a new comprehensive commercialisation strategy for Lahore, which submitted its report to the chief minister on July 3. The committee examined all the 58 roads presently allowed for commercialisation within LDA controlled areas. However, the committee recommended that commercialisation may be allowed primarily only on those roads that had the service lanes availability", sources added. Sources informed that the number of roads available for commercialisation was, therefore, effectively reduced from 58 to 7. Subsequently, sources said that a second committee was consulted to re-examine the proposals submitted by committee as it was felt that ignoring roads that were already predominantly commercialised would not be practical.