This project was part of an ambitious scheme of the government to provide housing units for the low and middle-income groups.
Comprising of 787 low-cost dwelling units arranged in 14 clusters of single, two-storey, and three-storey blocks, the project attempts to provide a large number of low-cost, one- and two-room housing units based on the living pattern of the urban poor of Lahore. Units are of two categories: 1. category one measures - 12ftx45ft, and consists of a room, a covered verandah, and an enclosed courtyard; and 2. category two consists of two rooms, a verandah, and a courtyard. In both cases, the kitchen forms an enclosure within the verandah, the WC, and bath open onto the courtyard.
In spite of the cost-constraints, it was important to create an interesting and lively environment which would suit the lifestyle of the people. The narrow pedestrian streets for example at once function as a children's' playground, a place for socialising where people take their charpoys (string beds) out, a vendors' selling place and provide space for interaction.