LAHORE: On Friday, the Lahore High Court strongly disapproved of the caretaker chief minister of Punjab’s opening of the Kalma Chowk Underpass (Extension) one track and delayed building on the Akbar Chowk flyover.
A caretaker administration does not have the authority to inaugurate development projects, according to Judge Shahid Karim.
The judge also complained about the city’s traffic congestion brought on by the Pakistan Super League matches that were still in progress and the constrained construction of other development projects. the tunnel underpasses included.
Does the Lahore Development Authority wish for people to perish in traffic? Justice Karim queried the attorney for the government. Many petitions concerning smog and environmental issues were being heard by the judge.
The judgment barred the LDA from starting any brand-new construction projects in the city.
The judge said, “The fog is exceedingly detrimental to the health of individuals living in Lahore.”
With a compliance report on the tree-felling prohibition, the judge summoned the chief secretary and the chairman of planning and development.
The planning and development chairman received a show-cause notice from the judge for withholding funds allocated for the acquisition of equipment for the secure disposal of stubble.
The individuals responsible for the tree cutting would face jail time, according to Judge Karim.
LESCO received a separate order from the judge prohibiting cutting down city trees.
Separately, Justice Karim denied a request for a one-hour relaxation in the bakeries’ operating hours for the impending fasting month of Ramadan.
The bakery and other businesses must close at 10 PM.