LAHORE - A high-level meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif which reviewed pace of work on different portions of Lahore Ring Road (Northern Loop), development of Horticulture and landscaping and improvement of different parks, says a handout issued here on Sunday. Chairman Planning & Development, Commissioner Lahore Division, Director General PHA, Sector Incharge National Logistic Cell, senior offices of NESPAK and concerned departments were also present. The chief minister said that Punjab government had taken solid measures for infrastructure development in the province and a high standard of development projects was being maintained. He said that horticulture was being promoted in the provincial metropolis and other cities to provide a better atmosphere to the people. He issued instructions for maximum tree plantation at Lahore Ring Road, landscaping and installation of lights and added that a master plan has been evolved for this purpose. He said that Lahore was being purged of haphazard billboards and a complete survey of entire city would be conducted by PHA for evolving a commercial plan after which permission would be granted for billboards of specific size and design at suitable places. He said that a transparent policy would be adopted for this purpose and the resources thereby generated in this way would be spent on the provision of better recreational facilities to the people and development of horticulture and parks. He also issued instructions for setting up a special committee headed by Chairman Planning and Development for the identification of state land adjacent to Northern Loop of Lahore Ring Road, construction of Supports Complex and dealing other affairs. He said Lahore would again be transformed into a city of gardens and services of experts from Singapore would be acquired for this purpose. The CM also gave approval to follow the model of Motorway for the management of Lahore Ring Road Northern Loop and setting up Lahore Ring Road Authority for this purpose under which eleven services would be provided at Lahore Ring Road. Commissioner Lahore and Project Director Lahore Ring Road Khusru Pervaiz gave a detailed briefing regarding the project. Director General P1-IA while apprising the meeting of the measures taken with regard to horticulture and landscaping said that horticulture work had been completed at two kilometre long portion from Babu Sabu to Gulshan-e-Ravi whereas work was in progress at various sections of Lahore Ring Road. The meeting also reviewed the Bhatta Chowk and other projects.