CHIEF Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurate the newly built Park and Ride Plaza of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) on Main Boulevard, Gulberg, on December 27.

This 11-floor building has been constructed at a cost of Rs 677 million on a 3.17 kanal piece of land adjacent to the UCH in one and a half years. It has a parking capacity for 308 cars.

As many as 80 shops have also been built in the basement, at ground and first floors of the plaza along with two restaurants on the first floor as well as the rooftop of the building.

Safety and security of the people has been ensured in this structure. The building has open stairwells and ramps. Security devices such as road blockers, car scanners, CCTV, public address system, fire alarm and fire-fighting system, audio and emergency buttons that call into the booth or local police station, elimination of potential hiding places such as under open stairs have also been arranged in the plaza.

Handicapped accessibility has been facilitated with vehicles close to stair and elevator cores having a direct path to key movement patterns of the garage. The LDA has approved the marketing plan for selling out 80 shops and two restaurants in this Park and Ride Plaza. All these properties will be sold through open auction and services of MS Collier International have been acquired for this purpose.

Source: The News