LAHORE (PR) - Ordeal of 1278 affectees of LDA Avenue-One was now over as alternate plots have been allotted to them after more than 11 years, through the second phase of computerized balloting which held under the supervision of Director General Lahore Development Authority Ahad Khan Cheema here Wednesday.

The plots allotted were fully developed and owners could take over their possession in one day for constructing their houses without further delay. List of these plots has been uploaded on LDA’s website

The issue of handing over possession of 2894 plots of LDA Avenue-One, including 1007 of one kanal and 1887 of 10 marlas, to their allottees was pending due to litigation since the initiation of this housing scheme in 2003, when all the 10983 applicants had been allotted plots in the first ever housing scheme exclusively for government employees.

Director General LDA Ahad Khan Cheema took a firm decision to resolve this lingering issue and spearheaded his team for creating 1599 extra plots on clear area of the scheme through tireless and dedicated efforts spanning over one year.

As many as 321 alternate plots had been allotted through the first phase of balloting held on 24 January 2015 to those affectees whose plots had been deleted due to re-planning of the scheme.

Balloting for allotting alternate plots to the 2894 affectees was held on Wednesday and 1278 alternate plots were allotted through the second phase of balloting.

Software for this purpose had been developed by the Punjab Information Technology Board which also conducted the balloting in the presence of a number of affectees as well as representatives of media who also participated in the process of balloting.

Additional Director General (HQ) LDA Amina Munir, Chief Town Planner Ch Muhammad Akram, Director Finance Zaheer Asghar Rana, Director Revenue Farqaleet Meer, Director Administration Khalid Parveiz, Director Estate Management Avenue-1 Nadeem Abbas Bhangu and other officers concerned were also present at this occasion.