Punjab body moots LDA rules amendments for low income housing schemes
Punjab Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Minister Raja Basharat chaired the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on LDA Rules held at the Civil Secretariat on Tuesday.
Minister for Housing Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, Minister for Communications Muhammad Asif Nakai, Chairman and MD of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and senior officials attended the meeting.
Briefing the meeting on the proposed amendments to the LDA rules for low income housing schemes, the officials said that the housing schemes would have a maximum of 100-kanal area with a minimum plot size of 10-marlas and an apartment of T3 marlas, each block of apartments will be a maximum of 60 feet high and consist of five floors, within the scheme the width of the main road will be 60 feet while the width of the street will be 20 feet.
The cabinet committee approved a proposal to allocate 5 per cent of the land in each society for open space and 2 per cent for parking and at least 3 per cent for government buildings such as schools, hospitals and administrative offices.
It agreed with the proposal to set up a joint cemetery within a radius of 5 km for a cluster of four or five schemes and also approved an amendment to compensate the owners according to the market rate in case of acquiring their private land for the scheme.