WCLA completes many conservation projects in 2022

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To promote tourism and heritage as well as conservation and preservation of the old Lahore, Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) has launched several projects in 2022.

The authority is the custodian of the walled city and introduced several new initiatives in the provincial metropolis during the year 2022 to conserve the heritage as well as promotion of local, regional and international tourism.

These initiatives have not only provided livelihood to the local residents of walled city but also projected a soft image of the country across the globe.

Starting with the rehabilitation of neighborhood houses in Chowk Wazir Khan, the Walled City of Lahore Authority in collaboration with Aga Khan Culture Service Pakistan conserved the historic houses on the southern side of Chowk Wazir Khan Historical preservation of the houses involved financial support from the Punjab Government and the US Embassy.

Another milestone project launched by WCLA was Shahi Guzargah package 4, which started from Chowk Purani Kotwali and goes up to Sonehri mosque via Dabbi Bazaar. The Total cost of the project was Rs 315 million and it would be completed in 2023.

This project is the continuation of the Royal Trail or Shahi Guzargah Project that started from Delhi Gate.

All facades will be restored and the infrastructure services like electricity and water pipers will be taken underground while latest services will be provided to the residents of this area. There are 162 buildings and 33 streets in this area while the total length of streets is 1198 meters.