33,000 acres of land declared green areas: Lahore Master Plan 2050

33,000 Acres of Land Declared Green Areas: Lahore Master Plan 2050

The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has decided to designate 33,000 acres of slack land as green spaces as part of the Lahore Master Plan 2050 which were previously for housing projects.

For details, the agency said his 27,000 acres of land on the northern side of Lahore (Kalashaqak and Muridke side of Sheikhpura district) have been declared as green land for agriculture. The remaining 6,000 acres of this are located along the Bambawali-Ravi-Bedian (BRB) canal and have been designated as green space or national strategic guidelines. 

LDA Executive Director Aamir Ahmad Khan announced that the department has increased green space in its master plan. He emphasized that the purpose of the master plan is to meet all needs, both existing and future growth, in line with international best practices. 

The master plan was reportedly prepared in collaboration with French consultants, Lahore’s leading environmentalists, and city experts. 

One of the main goals of the master plan is to stop horizontal growth and encourage vertical growth. The Secretary-General explained at the meeting that this is not a master plan but a plan for 49 cities in all large and small cities in Lahore Division.

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