The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Lahore has taken on the responsibility of maintaining the horticultural beauty of all underpasses in the vicinity of Lahore.
On Friday, the PHA and the Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (TEPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), officially transferring the horticultural control of the underpasses to the former.
The ceremony was attended by the Commissioner/ DG LDA Muhammad Ali Randhawa and DG PHA Muhammad Tahir Wattoo.
During the event, Mr Randhawa expressed his delight at entering into an agreement "that aims to transform our urban landscape and elevate the quality of life for all residents."
"The PHA believes that by infusing greenery and beauty into these spaces, we can create a positive impact on the overall ambiance of our city," said Mr Wattoo.
He highlighted that the project is a collaborative effort between the PHA and TEPA, saying the former will actively invite input from residents to ensure that the horticultural beautification “aligns with the unique character of our community.”
Two additional agreements were also signed between the PHA and the specialised healthcare and medical education department, transferring the responsibility for maintaining the horticultural beauty of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) to the former.