Among all the other plans of the PTI government for the development of country infrastructure. A ‘River Ravi Front Authority’ project is like getting a second wind amid pandemic. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar approved and plans to build a “Dubai-like” modern city near Lahore.
River Ravi Front Authority- A modern-day Dubai
Moreover, the city is being built on 100,000 acres of land. Punjab’s Chief Minister Usman Bazdar has also approved the construction of a state-of-the-art city in North Lahore.
The name of the project is ‘River Ravi Front Authority’. The budget costs up for the project is up to Rs. 5 trillion. Sources have affirmed that the private sector is investing in this project
In this new state-of-the-art city, construction of high rise buildings will be the top priority of the government. A big lake and 3 barrages will also be constructed in the city.
It is pertinent that this project was originally introduced by former Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s former Muslim League government in 2013. Unfortunately due to a shortage of the required $7.5 billion in foreign investment, this scheme was saved for later. Moreover, the PMLN government faces other issues like there are several residential and commercial zones, Medical City, and Forest Reserves that can’t be compromised.
The project, spreading over 44,817 acres and running along the River in a northeast-southwest direction, will set a new center of the City in the districts of Lahore and Sheikhupura. As per the original plan, the new City would be developed on both sides of the riverbank along a 33-kilometer long stretch contiguous to Lahore district’s northern and western boundaries.
If all goes according to the plan this project will be a great attraction for the property developers. Especially like DHA and Bahria Town and abroad in the Middle East.
News of relief
The news brings much relief to the people of Lahore. With the completion of this project not only the growing problems of climate, but water, and traffic will also be overcome. Also, this project will provide many employment opportunities.
However, the city of Lahore spreads over an area of 1700 sq. Km. Will CM Punjab, Usman Buzdar, be able to deliver such a large project?
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