LAHORE: A mobile application developed by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) for swift approval of building plans is all set to launch shortly.
According to LDA Director General Sumair Ahmad Syed, the application is part of the authority’s efforts to simplify relevant procedures in line with the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Programme.
He explained that the entire process of approving building plans has been shortened from 19 stages to nine, which will drastically cut down delays and mitigate issues caused by red tape. Potential builders would now be able to file applications through architects and town planners registered with LDA, and the building plans could receive approval within 48 hours on the recommendation of the town planners.
Syed further said that special counters of Water And Sanitation Agency (WASA), Traffic Engineering & Transport Planning Agency (TEPA), Punjab Land Records Authority (PLRA) and other relevant departments are being 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.
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