LAHORE: The Lahore Developments Authority (LDA) has been taking various measures to bring innovation and development in the present sector. As a result of constant developments, LDA recently developed a mobile application that could be used for swift approval of building and constructing plans. The application is now developed but is soon to be functional. Sumair Ahmad Syed, the LDA General Director ensures that the application is a major part of the efforts put by the authority to simplify all the relevant procedures – in line with the ease of doing business programs through the World Bank.
He further explained that the entire process of buildings to be approved has now been decreased from nineteen stages to only nine. Which will majorly cut down all the delays and various issues caused by red tape. Prospective builders will now be capable of filing applications through architects and urban planners enumerated with LDA, and the building procedures could receive an approval within 48 hours on the recommendation of town planners. Moreover, he added that the special counters of ‘Water and sanitation agency (WASA)’, Traffic engineering and transport planning agency (TEPA), Punjab Land Records Authority (PLRA) and other related departments are being well set up at the one-window cell of LDA for issuance of No-Objection Certificates (NOCs) under one roof for approval of high-rise building plans. For more news and blogs, visit arzepak.com