OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Lahore Development Authority will execute new development projects in the City at a cost of Rs 1.1 billion including construction of three parking plazas in various localities of the City, development of cricket ground at G Block Sabzazar scheme as well as building of two pedestrian overhead bridges in front of Children Hospital Complex at Ferozepur Road and facing Sheikh Zayed Hospital at Khyban-e-Jamia Punjab, Lahore. LDA has also decided to upgrade its model schools for boys being run in Allama Iqbal Town and Sabazar to the level of higher secondary schools. These decisions were made in the Governing Body meeting of the Lahore Development Authority which held, here, Thursday with District Coordination Officer and Chairman LDA Ahad Khan Cheema in the chair. It was attended by Vice Chairman LDA Aamir Asghar Dar and Director General LDA Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Additional Director General (Head Quarters) Hafiz Ihsan-ul-Haque, Additional Director General (Housing) Irfan Bhatti, Deputy Managing Director WASA Ch Abdul Hameed, Chief Engineer TEEPA Saifur Rahman and representatives of the provincial local government, housing, planning and development and finance departments besides administrators of the nine towns of the City. LDA will spend more than Rs one billion on the construction of three new parking plazas in the City. Due to acute shortage of parking space for motor cycles on Hall Road, Motor-Bike Parking Plaza will be constructed at Mohalla 22, Yaseen Street, Hall Road, on a one Kanal piece of land at a cost of Rs 39.6 million. The four-storey building will have a parking capacity of 193 motorcycles. The other parking plaza will be built in Neela Gumbad near Anarkal. This double storey structure will be constructed underground at the location of existing fountain area in the locality on land measuring 14 kanals and 4 marlas. It will cost Rs 390 million and will have the capacity if parking 365 vehicles as well as 360 motorcycles. Upon its completion, the normal traffic flow in the locality will continue. The third parking facility will be constructed at Moon Market Allama Iqbal Town on land measuring seven kanals at a cost of Rs 590 million. It will be a ten storey plaza with a parking capacity of 400 cars and 500 motorcycles along with two commercial floors with 67 shops. Lahore Development Authority will construct two pedestrian overhead bridges in front of Children Hospital Complex at Ferozepur Road and facing Sheihk Zayed hospital at Khyban-e-Jamia Punjab, with a total cost of Rs 58.9 million. It will also develop a cricket ground at G Block Sabzazar scheme and construct a pavilion besides providing allied facilities with an expense of Rs 46.20 million.