New rules for construction of schools get CM's nod.

LAHORE -- Chief Minister Parvez Elahi has approved amendments to the rules and regulations for construction of new schools and 48 feet vertical height has been fixed for construction of new schools, which can't be built along a road that will be less than 30 feet wide.

He was chairing the sixth meeting of the LDA governing body here on Saturday that decided to collect sewerage charges from the private residential schemes according to the new rate. It was declared mandatory to ensure implementation of the rules pertaining to parking and roof gardening in the apartments.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister expressed his resolve to provide all possible resources to improve civic facilities in the schemes of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA).

A school will require 48ft height, 30ft wide road; new sewerage charges for private housing schemes

He directed the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) to improve its performance, saying that the agency would have to keep abreast of the latest requirements by shunning its traditional manners for timely resolution to the problems of the citizens.

Mr Elahi vowed to transform Wasa to make it a public service institution in the true sense. He asserted not to make any compromise on provision of facilities to the citizens, adding that provision of clean water and a better sewerage system was a...

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