Lahore Ring Road has heralded the flats construction
Lahore Ring Road
Lahore Ring Road is the 89 kilometer orbital road around Lahore City. 40 kilometer northern loop was completed in 2010. 22 kilometer Southern loop is under construction and will be completed by 14th August 2017. Construction of the remaining part of Lahore Ring Road will start soon and is expected to be completed in short time period.
Ring Road has established new limits of Lahore City
Lahore Ring Road has huge impact on the development pattern of Lahore City. All major infrastructure projects like Metro Bus and Orange Line Metro Train are within Lahore Ring Road. Before Ring Road, Lahore city was expanding in all directions but Ring Road has set new limits of Lahore City. Now city is expanding around Lahore Ring Road. Lahore City can be divided into two major parts. Main city or Prime Lahore is within Ring Road and area surrounding the Lahore Ring Road is the secondary Lahore. This way we have redeveloped the Old Walled City Lahore on grand scale.
Impact of Lahore Ring Road on development pattern of Lahore City
Lahore Ring Road has provided numerous advantages like relief from traffic congestion but at the same time it has set new limit of Lahore City; land is very limited within Ring Road and we have to use it very efficiently. We can see that to build metro projects or to widen the roads, buildings have to be demolished. This is one of the reasons that LDA has banned the development of new housing schemes in Lahore.
We can now see construction of Apartments in different areas of Lahore
Lahore City is famous for independent houses as people prefer privacy and love to own land. This is why builders have developed the housings schemes that offer plots or houses. But things are changing now as we can see apartment buildings are emerging in different parts of Lahore. We can see many under construction flat buildings in Gulberg Lahore, Garden Town, Ichra, Askari 10, Raiwind Road, Johar Town and Canal Bank Road. Lahore will be famous for apartments in near future. Some good work is already underway as Punjab government has planned the redevelopment of Wahdat Colony Lahore. New development of Wahdat Colony will have high rise flats.