fbpx

Lahore: Gulberg residents ‘paying’ for development

LAHORE: Residents of Gulberg have been forced to pay contractors to complete the excavation and installation of sewerage pipes and manholes, as the labourers have abandoned their work claiming non-payment of funds from the government.

“The contractors abandoned the development work after they had finished their excavations, leaving all the dust and debris on the main road. All the shopkeepers of the area informed the authorities, but they ignored us. We were losing our income due to the poor conditions. So, we paid the contractors to complete the work ourselves,” Abdul Rasheed, the manager of a restaurant in Ghalib Market, told Daily Times.

Several businessmen from other areas of Gulberg, including MM Alam Road and Mehmood Ali Qasuri Road, echoed Rasheed’s comments. They said the delay in development was bad for business.

Environmental hazard: The ongoing excavation is also irritating residents of the area due to dust pollution, traffic jams and a hindrance in their mobility. However, most residents have said the development of a proper drainage system in the area would be a blessing, as their houses tend to flood during heavy rains.

They said the authorities should have informed them prior to beginning the construction, and should have completed the work on schedule by mid-May. “The absence of road infrastructure and the constant presence of dust affects both businesses and local residents,” said Hamza, a resident of MM Alam Road.

When contacted, a Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) spokesman told Daily Times the ongoing sewerage installation was aimed at draining all sewers at the water treatment plant being constructed near Satto Katla. He said the work would be completed within a few more months. He said MM Alam Road had already been cleared, and the installation of new pipelines leading to the SOS Village School would be completed within a few months.

On time: He said the government had allocated Rs 350 million to install the new sewerage system, adding all funding related to the project was being supplied on time. He said anyone being hassled by the contractors should promptly contact the authorities.

Source: Daily Times

Lahore: Gulberg residents ‘paying’ for development
Join eProperty Telegram Group for Latest DHA Files Rate and News Update

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Thank you for your interest & trust on eProperty®. it is requested to you please always insist for Company Bank Account Number for Token Money or any other dues. Do not send any amount to any of our Agent’s personal account. eProperty® is not responsible for any such payments. Always call / whatsapp at Agent’s official number. We are not responsible for any communication made at Agent’s personal number. Please WhatsApp details at our Hotline +923111042111 before transferring any token money, transfer fees, govt taxes, duties & commissions etc. To verify our Agent please visit our Team Page.

Lahore: Gulberg residents ‘paying’ for development
Scroll to top
Open chat
WhatsApp Hotline
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

مہربانی فرما کر ہمارا نمبر 00923111042111 اپنے موبائل کی رابطہ لسٹ میں محفوظ کر لیں۔ اگر یہ نمبر آپکے موبائل کی رابطہ لسٹ میں محفوظ نہی تو آپ کو ہماری طرف سے تازہ معلومات موصول نہی ہوں گی۔

Kindly save this number in your contact list for future updates. You will not received our WhatsApp updtaes if this number +923111042111 is not saved in your contact list.

Atif Iqbal from eProperty®