LDA to purchase Rs150m new vehicles

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Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has decided to purchase 37 new vehicles worth Rs150 million. LDA’s governing body in its 5th meeting held recently approved a working paper presented for purchase of vehicles. The vehicles will include 10 vehicles upto 1000 CC, 20 vehicles upto 1300 CC and 7 vehicles upto 1600CC.

The approval of immediate purchase of the vehicles was allowed against budget allocation of Rs150.00 million in the approved budget for the financial year 2022-23.

The working paper claimed that LDA was performing its functions under LDA Act, 1975 (as amended in 2013) in Lahore Division. Its major functions include master planning, building and land use control, housing schemes, urban infrastructure development, etc. Such functions entail regular field assignments for monitoring, control and law enforcement besides execution of infrastructure development projects.

It said aggressive budgetary targets for revenue receipts were fixed in the approved budget to meet non-development and development expenditures.

The working paper said the officers/officials have to travel for discharging their duties, therefore, efficient mobility was the basic requirement for swift processing of client’s applications, redressing grievances of public, implementation of Master Plan, removal of encroachments, effective building and land use control, taking action against illegal housing schemes, better resource generation and other projects.

 

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