STAFF of the Estate Management Directorate and Town Planning Wing of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) removed some 70 huts in R-2 block Johar Town and retrieved 21plots from illegal dwellers on Wednesday.

The total cost of these plots, each measuring five marlas and bearing numbers from 444 to 455 and 527 to 536, was worth millions of rupees.

The Lahore Development Authority’s anti-encroachment drive is going on in its scheme area and utility area of private housing schemes with a view to purging these vicinities of illegal structures and other disorders that create hurdles in pedestrians’ movement, smooth flow of traffic as well as quick disposal of stormwater from roads.

Lahore Development Authority has urged the residents of its schemes’ area for voluntarily eliminating all encroachments without further delay, failing which they will have to bear the demolition charges as well.

The encroachers will also be dealt with under sections 33, 34 and 40 of the Lahore Development Authority Act 1975.

Source: The News