Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) carried out a major operation on Wednesday as part of a coordinated effort. It was aimed to stop unauthorized construction and commercial activity around the city. Several properties were sealed and demolished during the operation to bring order and conformity with zoning laws.
The project was led by retired Captain Shah Mir Iqbal, Additional Director of General Housing, who cleared encroachments from more than a hundred stores and houses between Shadiwal Chowk and Khokhar Chowk. This was done to widen the main road and promote easy traffic flow.
The Town Planning wing workers conducted an operation that targeted illegal commercial activity. It led to the sealing of forty properties. LDA Commissioner Muhammad Ali Randhawa, Director General, said these kinds of activities would continue around the city.
Stalls sheds, and other transient and permanent buildings that had encroached upon public areas in front of stores had to be demolished as part of the operation. These points are generally on the road from the Shadiwal Chowk to the Khokhar Chowk in Johar Town.
In addition, around forty properties close to Johar Town, Ferozepur Road, and BOR Society were sealed because they were involved in illicit business ventures. Illegal structures still under construction were removed along Defense Road and Ferozepur Road as part of the operation.