December 12, 2009

LAHORE: Activists discuss canal-widening alternatives

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lahorecanal* Lahore Bachao Tehreek proposes public transport system, congestion tax as alternatives.

Civil society members and non-government organisations on Friday formulated suggestions, to be presented to the Supreme Court, on the canal-widening project launched by the Punjab government.

The government had announced a Rs 3.15-billion project in November to widen the canal road by cutting down trees and rare plants. The SC took suo moto notice of the project a day before Eidul Azha and ordered civil society members – who claimed the government was damaging the city by cutting more than 10,000 trees – to submit their suggestions on alternatives for the project.
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