The River Ravi Urban Development Project is a multi-trillion mega project to develop a new city on the banks of the river Ravi. The project envisions a modern city covering 40,000 hectares on the banks of the Ravi River, with 12 sectors (housing, mixed-use, commerce, finance, innovation, healthcare, knowledge, sports, city tourism, urban agriculture), 46 kilometers of clean water lake, and trees on 70% of the land. The 1.4 million homes to accommodate 35 million people are expected to continue to expand and relieve pressure in the city of Lahore. This development project is the first high-quality, planned urban development by converting Ravi River dye to perennial freshwater. The Ravi River revival has a positive impact on the environment as a whole, with increased recreational and environmental benefits and the ecosystem as a whole.
RUDA (Ravi Urban Development Authority) was established to oversee urban development as a sustainable, livable, and well-managed engine of economic growth. Following Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the Ravi City megaproject envisioned in Pakistan’s second-largest planned city.
The project site is located in Lahore and Sheikhupura District in Punjab Province.
Ravi Riverfront Project Phases
The first phase takes three years to complete and includes the construction of a 46-kilometer lake, six sewage treatment plants, three dams, and urban forests.
The second phase will build a road network.
The third phase will establish special centers for health, education, trade, innovation and discovery.
Ravi Riverfront Project-Sectors
The project involves the construction of mixed-use facilities along the Ravi riverfront on 50,000 Hectare of land including