LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has given a conditional green signal to the Lahore Canal Road expansion project, Express 24/7 reported Thursday.

A two-member bench of the court comprising Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had earlier reserved the judgment of the case on August 15.

In the court’s proceedings today, the expansion of the project was given a go-ahead on the condition that four saplings will be planted for every tree cut during the construction work.

Earlier conservationists and government officials did not seem to be satisfied with the project due to the reason that it required the felling of dozens of trees.

In this regard, SC had set up a mediation committee which was headed by Lawyer Parvez Hassan.

The Lahore Bachao Tehreek (LBT) had challenged the Punjab government’s decision of the expansion of Canal Road.