Lahore administration planning to ban five more residential colonies

Lahore administration planning to ban five more residential colonies | PakistanTribeLAHORE – The Lahore administration is going to ban five more residential colonies due to illegal encroachments and their alleged involvement in land grabbing.

According to sources, the concerned department received complaints regarding land grabbing by different societies.  The team visited the societies and found them guilty.

In view of growing number private housing schemes and societies, accoeding to sources, the CDGL administrator is expected to issue a notification to amend Master Plan Lahore 2021 to covert declared residential areas into agricultural land.

Sources said that never-finishing housing schemes were spoiling the face and services of the city by overburdening it, besides destorying its agriculture.

A CDGL official told that the master plan, the foundation of a city, could not be changed without advertising changes and consulting with the stake holders, residents etc.

It is worth mentioning here that Lahore Development Authority (LDA) had already declared 73 hosing schemes in the city illegal.

Among them, 24 schemes on less than 40 kanals are: Abdullah Town (Marghazar Colony, Multan Road); Akhtarabad Housing Scheme (Purana Kahna, near Subhan Gardens, Ferozepur Road); Aziz Colony (near Raiwind Flyover, Railway Road, Rawind); Bilal Town (Butchrkahana distributory, near Ferozepur Road intersection); Faisal Town (Ferozepur Road, near Baba Roshan Shah Darbar); Fateh Villas (Chandrai Road); Fatima Houses (Adjacent Pak Arab, Ferozepur Road); Gilani Homes (adjacent to Gulshan-i-Ahbab Housing Scheme); Haji Amanat Ali Estate (Chandrai Road, off Ferozepur Road); Haji Park (near Madhey Shah Village Ferozepur Road); Hajveri Gardens (near Caltex Petrol Pump, Katcha Road); Husnain Park (C-Block, Marghazar Colony, Multan Road); Johar Villas Housing Scheme (near E-1 Block, Johar Town); Mahnoor Villas (near Graveyard of Nasheman-e-Iqbal Society); Malik Park (near Fateh Villas, Cahndrai Road); Mian Ji Abdullah Colony (near Raiwind Road Flyover); Mustafa Town (Near Block-E, PCSIR Staff College Road); Nasir Colony (near Lagna Chowk, College Road, Township); New Gulshan-i-Lahore (opposite Subhan Garden, near Purana Kahna); Pak Town (Hanjarwal Multan Road); Rehman Park Housing Scheme (Near E-1 Block, Johar Town); Villas adjacent to Aabpara Housing Society, Vital Homes, and Zain Homes (near Lagna Chowk, Township).

The schemes developed unlawfully on the area more than 40 and less than 100 kanals are: Al-Hassan Garden (19-km, Ferozepur Road, Yuhanabad); Ali Homes (near Nangar Pathak, Kacha Road); Al-Madina Town Housing Scheme (near Al-Fateh Market, Gajjumata, Ferozepur Road); Bilal Town (adjacent to Gulshan-i-Ahbab); Doctors’ Society (UBD Canal); Dream Villas (adjacent to Gulshan-i-Lahore); Faisal Town, Phase-II (near Gajjumata, off Ferozepur Road); Ghousia Colony (near C-II Block, Johar Town); Grand Avenue (28-km Ferozepur Road); Green Avenue (near Graveyard of Gulshan-i-Lahore); Green Park (adjacent to Green Cap, Ferozepur Road); Gulshan-i-Amin (adjacent Sadaat Colony, off Chandrain Road); Hafiz Town (80-feet Peco Road, near Marghazar Colony, Multan Road); Ideal Garden Housing Scheme (near Bank Stop, main Ferozepur Road); Iqbal Park (Chandrai Road); Islam Park Housing Scheme (near E-1 Block, Johar Town); Jameel Park (Thokar Niaz Baig); Koh-i-Noor Housing Scheme (near Qainchi, Ferozepur Road); Lalazar Garden (10 Feet Peeco Road, near Marghazar Colony); Mian Farm Houses (adjacent to T&T (Aabpara Housing Scheme); Muneer Garden (near Thokar Niaz Baig); Roshan Town (opposite Roshan Shah Darbar, Sadaat Colony (Chandrai Road); Subhan Gardens (Purana Kahna), Walk Land Villas (adjacent to Valencia Town, Defence Road) and Yousaf Town (Defence Road, Near DHA-Rahber).

The schemes developed at the land more than 100 kanals are: Al-Haram Gardens (near Madri Shah Village, Ferozepur Road); Amna Park (Hanjarwal, Multan Road); Anwar Town (Muaza Kahna, Main Kacha Road); Audit and Accounts Phase-II (near Hudiara Drain); Gillani Park-I (adjacent to Gulshan-i-Ahbab); Gilani Park-II (adjacent to Gulshan-i-Ahbab); Green Cap Housing Scheme (near Hadiara Drain, North Ferozepur Road); Gulberg Park (3-km Suay Asal Road); Gul-Nishan Housing Society (near Satukatla Drain, Raiwind Road); Indus Estate (26-km Ferozepur Road); Judicial Avenue Housing Scheme (near Eden Bulevard); Lahore Gardens (3-km, off Butcherkhana distributory, near Purana Kahna); LDA Employees Housing Society Phase I&II (4-Km from Thokar Niaz Baig, adjacent to motorway); Madina Town (23-km, off Ferozepur Road); Mehboobia Avenue (near Kaacha Mandi, Hadiara Drain); Mian Qasim Estate (near Allah Hu Pul, Hadiara Drain); Olympic Village Housing Society (near Village Jedu, off Butrcherkhana distributory); Park View Villas (mauza Kanjra, Multan Road); Rana Town (near Chngi, Multan Road); Rehan Garden (27km, Ferozepur Road); Tayyab Town (near Village Bagrian) and Waheed Brothers Colony (Near Pak Arab).

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