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Sustainable development of Walled City of Lahore Project
The Sustainable development of Walled City of Lahore Project (SDWCLP) is an initiative of the Government of Punjab aimed at regeneration of the Walled City of Lahore and will involve development of the WCL, restoration of monuments, tourist facilities and public amenities.
The purpose of this work is to share preliminary observations on some of the social aspects of the historic city by drawing attention to the marginalized sections of Lahore’s population living in old city.
BACKGROUND OF WCL
The Walled City of Lahore (WCL) is the result of cultural influences of at least three major political periods in the sub-continent:
the Mughal Empire,
the British Raj and
post- independence Pakistan
architecture /representing all these cultural sources, smaller scale vernacular architecture.
not only monuments but also urban ensembles, the living cultural heritage (traditions, folklore, arts and crafts and related elements)
The wealth of cultural heritage endowments of WCL represents an enormous potential to contribute to the economic development of the greater metropolitan Lahore.
• To preserve, restore, protect and develop the Walled City Lahore
• To provide improved infrastructure and services reflecting rich heritage
• To attract tourism
• To create compatible economic opportunities
OBJECTIVES OF SDWCLP
To revitalize the Walled City into a culturally rich, socially cohesive, environmentally safe and economically vibrant locality of metropolitan Lahore
The Government of Punjab is keen to tap the economic potential of WCL, through leveraging cultural heritage and sustainable tourism.
The Government has obtained World Bank financing to initiate a pilot project in the WCL, along the Royal Trail/ Shahi Ghuzargah between the Delhi gate and the Akbari gate of the Royal Fort.
POTENTIAL ACTIVITIES THAT COULD BE INCLUDED IN THE PILOT PROJECT
Acquisition of shops / land
Resettlement of shops and structures along the Royal Trail
Removal of encroachments along the Trail;
Underground electrification, water supply, sewerage, storm water drains, and communications networks along the Royal Trail
Restoration of historic and cultural patrimony buildings;
Identification of buildings with cultural worth, and their notification as Special Premises
Enforcement of building control by-laws within WCL
Preparation and enforcement of traffic regulation and management plan for WCL.
SPECIFICATIONS OF WCL
traditional food items
free availability of pedestrian paths
strong social relationships
DONORS AND PARTNERS
The World Bank
Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)
The World Bank is the donor of SDWCLP.
A loan agreement was signed between the Government of Punjab and the World Bank in June 2006, in which US$ 6.0 million was diverted from the World Bank credit for the Punjab Urban Development Sector
The World Bank
Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)
AKTC is supporting the Walled City Authority in all the technical matters in terms of restoration and conservation work being carried out on the Royal Trail
Wazir Khan Mosque
Gali Surjan Singh
Creation of a heritage trail (Shahi Guzargah) that leads from Delhi Gate to Lahore Fort.
connects along many of the heritage monuments like Shahi Hamam, Masjid Wazir Khan, Sonehri Masjid and Begum Shahi Masjid.
Pilot Project Package -1 entails complete restoration and renovation of the entire built heritage, urban infrastructure and general services
The total cost for the Pilot Project Package -1 (Delhi Gate to Chowk Kotwali) is Rs.1359.778 million , out of which Rs. 724.518 are allocated for Urban Rehabilitation and Infrastructure Improvement.
The project has 49% Government of Punjab and 51% World Bank share.
total number of 57 streets and main Royal Trail starting from Delhi Gate up till Chowk Kotwali will be restored in this first phase.
“The Royal Trail” – Shahi Guzargah - Pilot Project
Development of an institutional framework for the Walled City of Lahore
Improvement of urban environment
Preservation of culture and heritage
Awareness and participation raising in the Walled City of Lahore
Development of tourism related activities
Create efficient transport linkages
Maps of WCL