THE LAHORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT, 1975

(Act XXX of 1975)

An Act to provide for the constitution of the Lahore Development Authority. 3rd April, 1975 

PREAMBLE:WHEREAS it is expedient in the public interest to establish a comprehensive system of metropolitan planning and development in order to improve the quality of life in the (metropolitan area of Lahore Division), establish an integrated metropolitan and regional development approach and a continuing process of planning and development, to ensure optimum utilization of resources, economical and effective utilization of land and to evolve policies and programmes relating to the improvement of the environment of housing, industrial development, traffic, transportation, health, education, water supply, sewerage, drainage, solid waste disposal and matters connected therewith and incidental thereto;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

 

CHAPTER I: PRELIMINARY

 

  1. SHORT TITLE, EXTENT AND COMMENCEMENT:

(1) This Act may be called the Lahore Development Authority Act, 1975.

(2)  It shall extend to such area as may be notified as Lahore City District area by the Government.

(3)  It shall come into force at once.

 

  1. ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES

The boundaries of the Lahore City District may, from time to time, be altered by the Government through a notification in the official Gazette.

  1. DEFINITIONS

In this Act:

(a)  “Agency” means an Agency established by the Authority to perform one or more of its functions under the Act;

(b)  “Authority” means Lahore Development Authority constituted under section 4 of the Act;

(c)  “area” means the area of Lahore Division;

(d)  “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Authority;

(e)  “Collector” means the Collector of a district appointed under the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1967 (XVII of 1967) and includes any officer specially appointed by the Board of Revenue, Punjab to perform the functions of Collector under this Act;

(f)   “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Lahore Division;

(g)  “compensation” means payment in the form of cash or, at the option of the land owner in any other form such as bonds, debentures, annuities, alternate land, developed sites or a combination of two or more of such forms;

(h)  “concession” means the grant by the Authority of any of its rights, privileges or functions to a person in consideration of the investment made or arranged by such person at the instance of the Authority in a public utility infrastructure project;

(i)   “conversion” means any change in use of land or property from the one originally provided in an approved scheme or master plan of an area;

(j)   “Director General” means the Director General of the Authority;

(k)  “fee” means an amount levied by the Authority on the land, area, scheme or property on account of any privilege, benefit, services, transfer of rights and interests, issuance of a licence or permission or any cost and includes charges for provision of water supply, construction, maintenance and network of roads, drainage, sewerage and other services;

(l)   “Government” means Government of the Punjab;

(m)  “Government agency” includes–

(i)    a division, department, bureau, section, commission, board, office, or unit of the Government;

(ii)    a local government; and

(iii)   a developmental or any other public authority, company or corporation owned or controlled by the Government or a local government;

(n)  “housing scheme” means a scheme which provides for residential sites, houses or apartments including ancillary land uses such as–

(i)   building and other facilities for health, education, recreation, culture, transportation, communication and shopping;

(ii)  environmental improvement; and

(iii)  utility services such as water supply, drainage, sewerage, sanitation, electricity, fuel and other related services;

(o)  “land” includes earth, water and air, above, below or on the surface and any improvements in the structure customarily regarded as land and benefits arising out of land and things attached to earth or permanently fastened to earth;

(p)  “local government” means a local government as defined in the Punjab Local Government Act 2013 (XVIII of 2013) or in any other law;

(q)  “Managing Director” means the principal executive of an Agency;

(r)   “master plan” means the traditional method for presenting a set of land usage, allocation and control measures in the form of a map or in graphical form and is supported by written statement of goals and objectives, strategy, financial implications and policies for planning and development for an area and includes a structure plan, an outline development plan, a spatial plan, peri-urban structure plan and a metropolitan plan;

(s)   “member” means a member of the Authority and includes its Chairman;

(t)   “person” includes an individual, company, firm, institution, Government agency, co-operative society or association of individuals whether incorporated or not;

(u)  “person interested” includes a person claiming an interest in the compensation to be made on account of the acquisition of land under the Act;

(v)  “prescribed” means prescribed by rules or regulations;

(w)   “scheme” means a project approved for urban development, redevelopment or renewal and includes larger area plan, areas specified and notified for specific use, traffic control plans, classification and reclassification plans, housing scheme or zoning scheme;

(x)  “service area” means an area to be notified as such by the Authority and in which an Agency provides services;

(y)  “sponsor” means the sponsor or developer of a private housing scheme and, for the purpose of an offence liable to imprisonment under the Act, includes the chief executive, director or any other individual incharge of the scheme on behalf of sponsor entity;

(z)  “toll” means a charge levied and collected for the use of a road, bridge, flyover, underpass or similar other facility; and

(aa)  “tribunal” means a tribunal constituted under the Act.