3-storey residential buildings in housing schemes permitted: LDA

Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has decided to give temporary permission for three-story residential buildings without pillars in private housing schemes for the period of 6 months, as reported by the news sources.


The move came in light to encourage construction activities in the provincial capital and keep the economic cycle up and running. The governing body of the LDA made this decision during a meeting held on Tuesday, chaired by LDA Vice-Chairman S. M. Imran. This meeting was attended by the members of Provincial Assembly Sadia Sohail Rana, Umar Aftab and Muhammad Atif, WASA Vice Chairman Sheikh Imtiaz Mahmood, Major (R) Syed Burhan Ali, Amir Riaz Qureshi, LDA Director General Ahmed Aziz Tarar, WASA MD Syed Zahid Aziz, and representatives of concerned provincial departments.

To facilitate the builders and developers, the meeting also decided to pay map fee of multi-story buildings in four equal quarterly instalments. The participants were of the view that maximum benefit should be provided to the sector that is already affected by the COVID-19 situation in the country. Moreover, the governing body also decided to give a 25 per cent discount in the sewerage augmentation charges to welfare organizations intending to build educational institutions and hospitals on their land.

Besides the permission of residential buildings of 3 stories, the meeting also approved the construction of 35,000 affordable apartments in the city. These will be named LDA City to LDA City Naya Pakistan Apartments.