When the forward elements of the Pakistan Army were concentrating behind the BRBD canal preparatory to taking up defensive positions they found with astonishment that the Indian Army forward elements were on the opposite bank.
3 Jat pushed ahead and crossed the bridge over the BRBD Canal at about 1000 hours on September 6, but were repulsed by 3 Baloch in fierce fighting around the Bata shoe factory and withdrew to the area of Dograi on the east bank.
India's central axis in the Lahore sector was directed north-west towards Lahore and was intended to cross the BRBD Canal near Burki, a hamlet about 400 metres on the eastern side of the canal defended by a company of 17 Punjab, part of the two-company covering force of 13 Infantry Brigade.
Claims that the area of Burki and Nurpur/Hudiara (half-way between the border and the BRBD Canal) was strongly defended appear incorrect.
The schemes approved, according to a spokesman, are Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project - IFAD Assisted at a cost of Rs7.656 billion; project management of PICIIP strengthening of Programme Management Unit and City Implementation Units for PICIIP at a cost of Rs555.115 million; Lahore Water and Wastewater Management Project (construction of surface water treatment plant at BRBD
Canal) at a cost of Rs21.171 billion; rehabilitation of dual carriageway from Sargodha to Makhdoom Interchange (M2, length 42km, District Sargodha, Phase-I, Left Carriageway, Revised) at a cost of Rs1.8595 billion; and widening / improvement / reconstruction of phase-II, Jourian to Siral Harraka Dudhial Road (Length 24.25km Rawalpindi, Revised) at a cost of Rs1,116 billion.
Secretary P and D Iftikhar Ali Sahoo and all officials concerned attended the meeting.The approved development schemes included land acquisition and construction of boundary wall for 'Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plants at Mehmood Booti, Shahdbagh and Shahdara, Lahore' and 'Construction of Surface Water Treatment Plant at BRBD
Canal, Near Ravi Syphon, Lahore' at the cost of Rs2953.11 million.
5.000 million, Construction of Flood Protection Works to Protect BRBD
Link Canal from RD:285+300 to 300+000/L against the Erosion of River Ravi, District Sheikhupura and Lahore at the cost of Rs.
Different barrages/canals i.e., (Kotri barrage-1956, Taunsa barrage-1958 and Guddu barrage-1962), link canals (Marala-Ravi (MR), Bambanwala-Ravi-Bedian-Dipalpur (BRBD
) and Balloki-Sulimanki (BS) were consructed.
Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plants at Mehmood Booti, Shahdbagh and Shahdara, Lahore, and 'Construction of Surface Water Treatment Plant at BRBD
Canal, Near Ravi Syphon, Lahore, at
The approved development scheme included Land Acquisition and Construction of Boundary Wall for Construction of Waste Water Treatment Plants at Mehmood Booti, Shahdbagh and Shahdara, Lahore and Construction of Surface Water Treatment Plant at BRBD
Canal, Near Ravi Syphon, Lahore at the cost of Rs 2953.11 million.