Govt. has decided to complete the southern loop on Lahore Ring Road. This news would bring happiness to every face but people who have plots in Bahria Town would be afraid of it.
Lahore Ring Road (southern loop) is expected to pass through the Bahria Town. But there is still lies a confusion…
Will Bahria Town Plots Came Under Lahore Ring Road?
This is a very important question that whether Lahore Ring Road will pass through the Bahria Town or not? Lahore Ring Road place was right after the Grand Jamia Masjid of Sector C.
Govt. officers visited the area with their mechanical/engineering devices. Their visit create a fuss in market and prices of Sector E commercial plots fall from Rs. 7 crore to Rs. 3.5 crore. Of course these are the big numbers for a 5 marla commercial plot. Well those prices never ascended again till that point. One of the biggest reason is Lahore Ring Road: other reasons are written in this post
Bahria Town management tries to comfort those people who have commercial plots in that area. They assure that Lahore Ring Road will not pass through this area (or even from Bahria Town Lahore). This assurance came even to this level that Mr. Ali Riaz said that “If Lahore Ring Road will pass through the plots of Bahria Town Lahore, I will pay every allottee according to the market price, not according the price given by Govt.”
So we still curious, whether Lahore Ring Road pass through Bahria Town or not? Recently those Govt. engineers visited Bahria town, but however this time the prices were unaffected (maybe because they are already very low) but it seems that Lahore Ring Road will pass through Sector E of Bahria Town Lahore.
Plots In Ring Road area:
Plots right after the Grand Jamia Masjid came in Lahore Ring Road area. So the following plots will be taken by Govt. for construction of Lahore Ring Road.
Side A: 01 to 24, 59 to 106, 149 to 172
Side B: 01 to 16 and 47 to 81
Above are the commercial plots. Residential plots behind these commercial plots will also came under the area of Ring Road.
How Govt. Will Pay?
If Govt. pay according to DC rate i.e. Rs. 200,000/- per marla then everyone will be doomed. If Govt. pay according to the market price which is nearly Rs. 600,000/- then people would be sated. We also have the promise of Mr. Ali Riaz of paying as per market price. Let’s hope for the best…
Short Term Effects:
All those people who have plots in following blocks are really worried because of this Lahore Ring Road
- Iqbal block
- Rafi block
- Jinnah block (little area)
- EE block
- Overseas B Ext.
Except for Jinnah block, all other plots are in possession. People have started to constructing houses in those areas and even started living in it. It will be really hard for them to leave their houses.
Secondly during the construction of Lahore Ring Road, that area won’t be accessible. It will create problems in movement and consequently in investing areas away from Lahore Ring Road (Sector E and Sector F).
Lastly if Lahore Ring Road pass through the Bahria Town Lahore, it might temporarily slow down the investment. I’m using ‘might’ because once you start living in Bahria Town, it’s become hard to live anywhere else. This is because of the uncountable valuable services like 24/7 electricity and sui gas, security etc. So those people whose plots will be taken by Govt. will also search plots in Bahria Town or Bahria Town management will adjust their plots in any other blocks.
Long Term Effects:
Prices will rise real high.
There are two kind of people; one who like to live and invest in Bahria Town Lahore, others who don’t. Let think from other’s point of view: What is the first reason of not living in Bahria Town Lahore? Ans: Duur buhut hai (It’s far away). Lahore Ring Road will erase this very and only negative point of not living in Bahria Town.
Now think one getting all the extraordinary facilities with connecting to the Ring Road (which is connected to whole city). You are on a 20 minutes drive from Lahore International Airport. What else do you need…
Lahore Ring Road is a very good project for Lahore and for Bahria Town as well. There are only two options
- Lahore Ring Road pass through the Bahria Town
- Lahore Ring Road not pass through the Bahria Town.
If Ring Road pass through the Bahria Town, it might decrease the interest of investors for little time but eventually Bahria Town will experience the boom because of this.
If Ring Road doesn’t pass through the Bahria Town, it will pass from nearby. No one will have any problem and prices will also rise high.
Let us know what do you think? How Lahore Ring Road will effect Bahria Town?