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Bahria Town Lahore affectees pen letter to Malik Riaz

The dilemma that is the Lahore Ring Road (LRR) cutting through Bahria Town still persists and affectees are clueless about the future of their properties in the locality. Many people funneled their hard-earned money into Bahria Town with the hope of either enjoying a luxurious lifestyle in a serene, well-planned community or bagging good returns on investment. But sadly, the issue of LRR has become a bone of contention between three parties – the affectees, Bahria Town and the Lahore Ring Road Authority (LRRA).

To find a way out to their problems, victims of the project have tried to approach Malik Riaz by writing a letter addressed to him. Luckily, we have a copy of this message which outlines all their greivances.

The letter states that the residents and investors of Bahria Town have been in a state of turmoil for the last few months because of various rumours making rounds about the LRR cutting through the locality. These rumours suddenly started to take concrete shape after the LRRA’s land acquisition collector visited Bahria Town a few days ago and informed home and plaza owners that they would have to vacate their properties.

The affectees empahsised that their hard-earned money is at stake and they are very upset. The victims also stated that they have met the Bahria Town management, but to no avail.

Towards the end of letter, victims requested Malik Riaz to have a meeting with them to listen to their concerns. They asked to be compensated at market price or to get a home for a home forfeited, or a plaza for a plaza sacrificed.

That’s the gist of the message. I hope Malik Riaz will respond to this application and meet affectees sooner rather than later.

Which properties will be affected by the LRR?

Many people have asked me about the status of their properties in Bahria Town. I recently chanced upon some images of Bahria Town Lahore’s master plan with the expected route of the LRR marked on it.

Please see the images below and see for yourself if your property will be affected by the LRR or not.

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Personal view

I don’t think Bahria Town will turn a deaf ear to the concerns of affectees because it cannot let its reputation suffer by not compensating them.

That is all about the LRR today. If you have any further queries about the issues discussed in this post, please feel free to converse with me in the comments section below.