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By the river - BOL News

Last updated Sunday, January 9, 2022 02:33 ET , Source: TopWireNews

Visionary project by development authority expected to overcome urbanisation challenges
LAHORE: Situated on the bank of Ravi River, Lahore is known as the heart of Pakistan; it is far more than just a metropolis.
The provincial capital is a hub of literature and culture.
However, like other cosmopolitan cities of the world, the metropolis faces debilitating challenges of governance, inequality, technology, resources, transportation and environment. To overcome these issues, in 2020, the Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA) launched the Ravi RiverFront Urban Development (RRFUD) project.
The Ravi has been marked by the passage of great historical and cultural events with its western bank being home to the tombs of Mughal Emperor Jahangir and his consort Noor Jahan as well as the famous Baradari. The famed Lahore Fort and the Shalimar Gardens are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites and their fountains once drew water from the Ravi. However, today the Ravi’s beauty has been marred by pollution and environmental degradation, and it awaits restoration and reclamation.
But currently it is facing multiple challenges like scarcity of water, pollution and population shifts to urban areas.
Once these problems were identified, the Punjab government established the RUDA by virtue of an act of parliament in July 2020 and it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan on September 16, 2020.
Speaking to Bol News, a senior official of RUDA said that the main objective of RUDA is to...



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