LDA engineering staff asked to complete ongoing projects at pace
Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has directed its engineering staff to complete the development work at pace considering the slow utilization of funds on part of the officials concerned, as reported by the news sources.
A senior LDA official said while speaking to the media that the pace of work on various development projects including the Orange Line has accelerated in the last 20 days or so but there is still a lot to be done. It will also compel us to do some changes in our operation matters including some transfers of officials.
Without the changes in the engineering wing, it would not be possible to complete the key LDA projects on time since the utilization of funds in only 15 percent or so, said the official.
The LDA has been executing Rs3 billion Orange Line’s works (construction of footpaths, drains, service roads, lane marking, installation of traffic signals, painting curve stones, and parking areas). Of Rs3 billion, over Rs1.5 billion have already been released to the LDA.
On the other hand, the work on PKR 8 billion sports complexes in most National Assembly constituencies of Lahore was initiated during the rule of the previous government but it remained halted during the interim government and the first year of this government as well. Later, the government released PKR 1.5 billion for the purpose and directed the LDA to complete the sports complexes.
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