LAHORE - Lahore Development Authority has started preliminary proceedings for taking over possession of mortgaged plots in 21 private housing schemes in the City.

The Authority will sell them through open auction for executing development works in these neighbourhoods as their developers had failed to complete development works in these colonies, despite lapse of specified period given to them for this purpose.

According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, LDA intimated the general public and developers of these schemes to file their respective objections in this regard, in the interest of justice. It has also asked them to intimate if they have any transaction of plots in these schemes. The objections must reach in the office of the Director Metropolitan Planning, LDA, within fifteen days.

These schemes include Abu Zar Housing Scheme, Ahbab Cooperative Housing Scheme Phase-I, Al- Assar Housing Scheme, Al-Hamra Town Housing Scheme, Bagh-e-Iram Housing Scheme, Ravians Co-operative Housing Scheme, China Town Housing Scheme, Fazal Elahi/ Makkah Housing Scheme, Gulshan-e-Jinnah Housing Scheme, Green Valley Housing scheme, Hyde Park Housing Scheme, Kake Zai Housing Scheme Ph-II, Khurram Town Housing Scheme, Meraj Town Housing Scheme.