ABOUT DHA GUJRANWALA
Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Gujranwala, is a project by DHA, Lahore, and it follows the footsteps of several massively successful master-planned communities across Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Bahawalpur, Peshawar, and Multan by DHA. There are only a few well-planned housing communities in Gujranwala namely DC Colony and Citi Housing, and the launch of DHA, Gujranwala – a well-managed housing community – was a welcome and much-needed addition to the city of wrestlers. The management behind the successful housing scheme Lahore DHA, initiated the project in December 2017 to provide citizens of Gujranwala a higher standard of living featuring every basic and lavish amenity. The real estate venture is located on a prime location in Rahwali Cantt on Main Grand Trunk Road, formerly a segment of DHA, Cantt. According to the map of the community, this housing society will have several entrances from GT Road and one entrance from Gujranwala Cantt. Besides, the project is surrounded by many remarkable developments, which include Gulshan Colony, Rawalpindi-Bypass, Kot Inayat Kahan and Nandipur. The Government of Punjab has established a Thermal Power Plant in Nandipur, which is just a few kilometres away from the society.
As of January 2019, DHA, Gujranwala, had introduced Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the society. The management, however, has plans for expansion, considering the increasing demand for quality housing now and in the future. It doesn’t come as a surprise that this project has already received a warm welcome from buyers and investors, and it is trending successfully in the city’s real estate market. Furthermore, DHA ranks at the very top when it comes to the search trends for plots in Gujranwala on Zameen.com.
The management of DHA of Gujranwala, have appointed the best town planners to deliver a state-of-the-art residential community to its future residents, and some of the most remarkable infrastructure developments are in process.
As of January 2019, this society was offering plot files for sale for both residential and commercial plots. This is because the development is at its initial stage. Buying plot files is a wise decision though, as it will yield a high return on investment once the project is near completion. DHA, Gujranwala, offers residential plot files of 5 and 10 marla, 1 and 2 Kanal, and commercial plot files of 4 and 8 marla.
AT A GLANCE
- Dedicated power plant
- Top-notch infrastructure
- Rescue team
- 24/7 vigilant security staff and advanced security systems
- 18-hole golf course
- Wide roads
- Underground electricity wiring
- Waste management service
- Complete maintenance services
- Water filtration plant
- Proper sewerage system
- A wastewater treatment plan
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near DHA Gujranwala
Public transport is easily accessible from the proposed location of DHA, Gujranwala. Two bus stops – Cantt Bus Stand in Green Town and Rahwali Bus Stop on National Highway 5 – are accessible 24 to 26 minutes away from the community.
Markets near DHA Gujranwala
DHA Housing Scheme in Gujranwala, will house different markets, and the developers have clearly reserved dedicated spaces for commercial projects in the master plan.
Some existing markets near the project’s location are:
- Muhammadi Market in Defence Phase 2, Rahwali Cantonment
- Duddhi Market Rahwali, reachable at a 26 minutes’ drive in Muslim Town
- Sarfaraz Market and Vegetable Market in Askari Homes take 18 minutes to reach by car
- Naveed Fruits & Vegetables Markets is a 20-minute drive away from the project
- Hamza Super Store and Azaan Super Store in Rahwali Cantonment are accessible within 19 minutes
- Sasta Bazaar, Rahwali is approximately a 24-minute drive away from DHA, Gujranwala,
- Best Buy (an electronics store) on Shahra-e-Quaid-e-Azam Cantt is also reachable within 24 minutes
Mosques in and near DHA Gujranwala
As per the masterplan, Gujranwala's DHA, will have mosques in every block of the project. Mosques in the vicinity include Masjid Jamia Ghausia Mujadadia in Badoki Gusaian located at a distance of 3.7 km, Masjid Bahar-e-Madina in Gulab Pura, Rahwali Cantonment, at 7.6 km, Jamia Masjid Takbeer Ahl e Sunnat in Allama Iqbal Town, Gujranwala Cantt at 8.4 km, and many others.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near DHA Gujranwala
Some of the best educational institutes will be established in DHA. The project has a dedicated Education City, spread over 700 Kanal, in its plan. The Education City will be a hub of schools, colleges, and universities in the society.
Other top academic institutions situated within a 6 to 11 km radius from the project include Fauji Foundation Model School, Bloomfield Hall School, The City School, FG Public School, Government Degree College for Women, F.G. Degree College, Elite Colleges, Army Public School and College, and International Islamic University Islamabad, Schools Cantt Campus.
Banks near DHA Gujranwala
Branches of major banks will be established in DHA of Gujranwala. At present, banks near its location include UBL at a 1-minute drive, National Bank of Pakistan, HBL, MCB, Soneri Bank and Alfalah Bank on Grand Trunk Road, 24 to 26-minute drive away.
Residents of DHA, Gujranwala, will be provided with an uninterrupted supply of electricity, as the project will have a dedicated power plant.
Clinics and Hospitals near DHA Gujranwala
Gujranwala DHA, will feature state-of-the-art hospitals with up-to-date medical facilities and technology. Medical facilities near the location are CMH Gujranwala at Nishan-e-Manzil on CMH Road and LifeCare Hospital at Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam in Allama Iqbal Town. Both are situated at an approximate distance of 9 kilometres from the society.
PROPERTIES IN DHA GUJRANWALA
Sales Price Trends in DHA Gujranwala
Plots for Sale in DHA Gujranwala
DHA, Gujranwala, will feature residential plots and houses of 5 and 10 marla, and 1 and 2 Kanal. However, as of January 2019, only plot files were up for sale. Balloting of 10 marla, 1 and 2 Kanal plot files was held in February 2019. A booking quota was fixed for 1, 2 Kanal and 10 marla plots files, which was: General Public: 65%, Overseas Pakistanis: 10%, Retired Army Personnel: 10%, Govt./Semi Govt.:5%, Serving Defence Personnel: 5%, and Senior Citizens (Above 65 years): 5%. The balloting of 5 marla plot files was done earlier.
The 5 marla plot files are available for sale at pretty reasonable rates. The asking price starts from PKR 1 lakh and may go as high as PKR 35 lakh. Some of the files are paid, and some are unpaid. The lowest asking price of 10 marla plot file in DHA is PKR 3.3 lakh, while the highest rate may go up to PKR 48.45. A 10 marla directly allocated plot file with all dues cleared has a maximum value of PKR 3.4 crore. A plot file for 1 Kanal property for sale can have an asking price between PKR 5.1 lakh to PKR 90 lakh.
The housing scheme has specially reserved land for commercial activities. Commercial plots in DHA within Gujranwala offer an excellent business opportunity for small markets, stores, shops, superstores, offices, and financial institutions. Balloting of commercial plot files was held in the first week of February 2019. The booking quota for commercial plot files was the same as residential. The commercial plot files available for sale include 4 and 8 marla in this area.
Most Popular Phases in DHA Gujranwala
Among the most popular phases of DHA Gujranwala, Phase 1 is at the top, as per the research data available on Zameen’s website.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near DHA Gujranwala
DHA Gujranwala, will feature a Mega Mall spread across 120 Kanal within the project. Other shopping malls nearby include Cantt Shopping Mall and Ashrafia Mall, a 26-minute drive away. Besides, there are various shopping centres near the project reachable within a 20 to 25-minute drive.
Restaurants And Bakeries near DHA Gujranwala
As the society reaches its final stages of development, more and more food chains and bakeries will establish their presence to delight the residents. Moreover, residents will also have the option of driving up to 25 to 26 minutes to enjoy different cuisines nearby, such as Almakkah Tikka Shop, Chicken Dabu, Al Mehboob Family Restaurant, The Pavilion Café, OPTP, Café de Golf, Malees Café, Food Lovers, Pizza Hot, and the list goes on. All these café and restaurants are spread across Gujranwala. Nearby options for bakery items, desserts, savoury, and confectionaries are Freshco Sweets & Bakers, Gourmet Sweets and Bakers, Shelton Bakers, Meer Bakers, and The Flour Factory. All these are an 18 to 27-minute drive away from DHA, Gujranwala.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in DHA Gujranwala
DHA, Gujranwala, will feature a fitness centre for residents to either take yoga, Zumba or aerobics classes or use high-end exercise machines. A sports complex is also in the plan for the community. The sports complex will have space for football, squash, table tennis, basketball, and cricket. However, the facilities are subject to change at the time of development.
Parks in DHA Gujranwala
Every block of the society will have a park equipped with a jogging track, and play area for kids as well.
Golf Course in DHA Gujranwala
An 18-hole golf course is included in the project plan of Gujranwala's DHA. Expert golfers and beginners alike will be able to practice their skills, hassle-free.
Riding and Polo Club in DHA Gujranwala
A well-maintained riding and polo club will be a part of DHA Gujranwala housing scheme. It will be a fun place for every polo enthusiast.
Defence Club in DHA Gujranwala
DHA Gujranwala project will feature a members’ club named Defence Club spread across 140 Kanal. Membership facilities will be revealed in the final stages or after the development.
Cinema in DHA Gujranwala
DHA Gujranwala will also have its own multiplex cinema featuring 2D and 3D screens.
DHA, Gujranwala, is situated at a junction of leisure and entertainment activities. Residents can drive to Prince Cinepax, Sangam Cinepax and Gulistan Cinema to enjoy movie time with friends and family. These cinemas are around 35 to 45 minutes away from the community. There are many parks including Iqbal Park and College Park in Defence Phase 2, Alfalah Mini Park, Cantt Garden and Children Park Café in Askari Homes, Rahwali Cantonment, Burraq Park, Nishan-e-Manzil Park, and Hathi Park situated at a drive of 19 to 25 minutes. Cantt Golf Course and Rachna Wildlife Park in Rahwali Cantonment are also easily accessible at a drive of around 23-25 minutes. Residents of DHA Housing in Gujranwala can also take their kids to Fun Dunya Amusement Park in Green Town, which is 27 minutes’ drive away. Aladin Play Land and Tom & Jerry Play Land in Satellite Town are located at a drive of 42 to 44 minutes.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
A higher, if not the highest, standard of living is the hallmark of DHA. Having a consistent record of successful developments guarantees a promising future for DHA Gujranwala.
The project is situated in Rahwali Cantt, which is one of the most expensive localities in the city. The current prices of properties in good private housing societies of Gujranwala have already skyrocketed, so it is expected that the value of DHA will also increase with every passing day. Within a couple of years, your investment in a plot file may return up to 4 or 5x. The proposed location for the project is extremely close to Lahore, Gujrat, Wazirabad, and Sialkot. Buyers will be handed possession of their plots somewhere around 2020.
Importance of DHA Gujranwala from major locations nearby
- Rahwali Cantt is one of the most sought after areas in Gujranwala, known for having posh and expensive housing societies
- Askari Homes is a neighbour of the project
- Nandipur through Sialkot Road is just a few miles away, where the Government of Punjab has installed a new thermal power plant
- Gulshan Colony, one of the top housing schemes, is nearby
Commute time to these locations
- Askari Homes is 9 minutes’ drive away
- Nandipur is located at a 26-minute drive
- Gulshan Colony only is 10 minutes away from DHA, Gujranwala