LAHORE (PR) - The governing body of Lahore Development Authority granted administrative approval for undertaking three development projects in the city at cost of Rs.830 million here on Tuesday.

Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab and member of the Governing Body of LDA Kh Ahmad Hassan chaired the meeting of LDA’s governing body, which was attended by members of provincial assembly including Bao Muhammad Akhtar from Lahore, Rana Muhammad Arshad from Nankan Sahib and Muhammad Yaqub Nadeem Sethi from Kasur, Director General LDA Nabeel Javed, District Coordination Officer, Lahore, Nabeel Javed, Additional Director General, LDA, Amina Munir, Managing Director WASA Ch Naseer Ahmad, Chief Engineer LDA, Asrar Saeed, Chief Metropolitan Planner Waheed Ahmad Butt and representatives of the provincial Local Government, Housing, P&D and Finance Departments as well as of Commissioner Lahore Division.

The governing body gave a go ahead for undertaking project for widening, improvement and rehabilitation of 4.7 kilometers long part of Defence Road, from Labour Colony Rai Wind Road to Shahkam Chowk, at a cost of Rs736 million. A bridge will also be constructed on the nearby drain as part of this project.

The meeting also permitted LDA for development of six fly over gardens in the city at a cost of Rs. 91 million. The project will be sponsored by LDA and executed by Parks and Horticulture Authority. Six locations of the city including Azadi Chowk Flyover, MAO College Rotary, centre Median of Muslim Town Flyover, Thokar Niaz Baid Flyover, Lahore Bridge and Khayra Bikers Ring (Shinghai Bridge) have been identified for this purpose and land adjacent to these infrastructures will be beautified with horticulture works under this project.

LDA will also carry out beautification and improvement of Shadman Underpass at a cost of Rs.5.1 million. Artistic design work, paint work and electrical work will be executed at this location under this project.