LAHORE, Jan 22: The District Planning and Design Committee has allowed commercial activities on 37 roads or their portions, besides notifying another 24 thoroughfares where future commercialization has not been permitted, in the controlled areas of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA).

However, the interim policy of November 2009 and April 2010 regarding roads in the proposed Central Business District (CBD) and under the Lahore Urban Regeneration Studies (LURS Area) would remain applicable till the approval of area development plans, said a spokesman on Saturday.

The thoroughfares where commercial activities have been allowed included Ghousul Azam Road (Jail Road), Main Boulevard, MM Alam Road, portion of Hali Road (Property No 136 and 64 E-1 to property No 114 and 73 E-1 Gulberg III), Stadium Road, Sharah-i-Noor Jehan in Gulberg, Shahrah-i-Quaid-i-Azam (The Mall), Tariq Road, Link MM Alam Road, thoroughfare behind Liberty Market, Firdaus Market Road, link road of Gulberg Main Market (Shezan side), link road of Gulberg Main Market (Auriga side), Ghalib Road portion (Chen One Road).

Commercial activities have also been allowed on Main boulevards of Garden Town, Allama Iqbal Town, Shadman Samanabad and Shadbagh, Maulana Shaukat Ali Road (portion 1- Canal Bridge to Model Town Link Road Junction), College Road of Township (Akbar Chowk to Ghazi Chowk), Ferozpur Road (Qurtaba Chowk to Chungi Amar Sidhu). Sher Shah Road of Gujjarpura, Al-Madina and Bagrian roads of Township, approach road of Tajpura, part of road of Civic Centre in Garden Town, Model Town Link Road, Hamdrad Jail Road (Segment 2, Plot No 1223-5-D/II to Ghazi Chowk), Shabbir Usmani Road (Y-Junction to Maulana Shaukat Ali Road). College Road of Gulberg (Property No 9 and 10, Block K to property No 6-H and 24-H, Gulberg II, Park Road, Ali Zeb Avenue, Gulberg, Property No 1 to 6, J Block Gulberg III, link MM Alam Road, T Block, Gulberg-II Property No 9 to 14, T Block Gulberg-II, and Gurumanget Road, Gulberg, only right side from College Road.

Abul Hasan Isfahani Road, property Nos, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34, Block B, Faisal Town, Shadman part of Race Course Road, Shahrah-i-Aiwan-i-Tijarat, property No 6 to 1, Shadman, link road of Garden Town Main Boulevard property Nos 13, 14, 47, 48, 80 to 85, Babar Block of New Garden Town besides Wahdat Road Ferozepur Road to property No 69 C, and New

Muslim Town (Portion is in CDGL area) too have been opened for commercial activity.

The thoroughfares where commercial activities have not been permitted included main boulevards of Sabzazar, Gulshan-i-Ravi, PIA Scheme, Johar Town, (Maulana Shaukat Ali to Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Canal Road Link, Doctor Hospital Link), By-pass Road Johar Town (Expo Centre), Tollinton Market road of Shadman, and Zafar Ali Road, Gulberg V.

Campus Bridge Road, Garden Town, Qazi Eesa Road, Faisal Town, Shah Jillani Road, Khayaban-i-Jinnah, Canal Bank Road (Boundary starting from Wagha side up to Thokar Niaz Baig), Canal Bank Road (from Thokar Niaz Baig to district limits), and link Raiwind Road (from Raiwand to Aitchison Gate), Raiwind Road too would remain banned for any commercial activity.

Such activities will also not be allowed on Approach road of Shadbagh, Ferozpur Road, Chungi Amar Sadhu to Sua Asil, Multan Road, Defence Road, Humdard Jail Road, Township (portion 1, Pindi Stop Shoukat Ali Road to Plot No 1222-5-D-II), Shoukat Ali Road, (Segment 2, Model Town Link Road junction to railway crossing), College Road Township, portion Ghazi Road to property Nos 1 and 16-5-C/II.