Punjab CM approves River Ravi Front Authority to develop modern city in north of Lahore
July 10, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved to establish River Ravi Front Authority for developing a most modern city in the north of Lahore. According to sources, the Punjab government will promulgate an ordinance for the establishment of this authority with the chief minister as its chairman. This authority would work for developing a new city over an area of more than 100,000 acres. It is expected that Rs 5,000 billion investment will be made by the private sector. The new city will help overcome the problems of congested traffic, water and environment in Lahore city. A large lake and free barrages will also be built in the new city. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed to start the Greater Thal Canal project to irrigate the barren lands of Layyah, Bhakkar, Jhang, Muzaffargarh and Khushab. While presiding over a meeting at his office, the CM directed that work on the canal system's restoration should be expedited as it would help in increasing agricultural productivity. He further directed that the land acquisition process should be completed on a priority basis and asked the concerned Commissioner to immediately complete the survey.