CDGL starts campaign against dilapidated buildings in old city

City Reporter

Lahore—The City District Government Lahore (CDGL), while taking precautionary measures, has launched an operation against dilapidated buildings in the walled city to avoid any untoward incident in the upcoming rainy season.
Following an order by the district administration, the Buildings Department, in collaboration with town administrations, and special planning cell of the CDGL, conducted a detailed survey of the old buildings and served notices on the owners to vacate them immediately, CDGL official Shahzad Gill told to media.
The DCO recently directed the departments concerned to give the owners two weeks time to vacate the buildings.
He said that the rundown buildings would face demolition and no relaxation would be given to anyone in this regard.
Town municipal officers will be responsible for the shifting of affected families to the government buildings before the start of the rainy season where food and other basic commodities would be provided to them, he added.
Meanwhile, all billboards and neon signs are being removed to avert any damages due to their fall during heavy rains and storms.
The CDGL and WASA will set up emergency relief camps in different areas of city, which would work round the clock. The CDGLD has also set up a helpline number 0340-1112345 to provide assistance in any emergency situation.

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