ABOUT REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
Regal City is a new and brilliantly designed housing project in Sheikhupura. Approved by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Regal City is emerging as one of the biggest residential attractions in the city that’s equally appealing to investors. The mega housing project of Regal City is spearheaded by Saad Akbar Developers & Builders (Pvt) Ltd, and they envision the project to open a new “door to luxury lifestyle”.
Located in the centre of the town, Regal City has the distinct advantage of occupying a prime location. Established on Sheikhupura Bypass Road, the society is also close to several commercial areas. Only 10 minutes' drive away from Faisalabad Road, Regal City is quite well connected to nearby cities and towns. As for by-air travellers residing in or visiting Sheikhupura, a trip of one hour and 22 minutes is needed to access Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore; however, the drive is quite comfortable, thanks to the motorway.
The location of Regal City lends the project another significant advantage, which is the presence of other housing societies near the community. Several societies can be reached in a few minutes’ drive from Regal City. To name a few, Al Azeem Green Villas is 8 minutes’ drive away while Shaheen Villas is at a drive of 2 minutes.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
According to the masterplan and projections of Regal City, the housing colony is being planned as a city within a city. The housing scheme aims to meet every need of its residents by providing everything from commercial centres, sports facilities, and educational institutions to recreational sites within the boundary walls of the colony. As of October 2019, Regal City is under development, but it promises filtered water, a 75-feet community gate, UPVC sewerage system, and 150-feet wide internal network of roads that meet international standards.
Since the housing scheme is marking its debut, there are several commercial and residential plots available for sale. Property prices in Regal City vary as per the size of plots. The society features plots of 5 marla, 7 marla, 10 marla, and 1 kanal. Regal City has already managed to attract the interest of buyers and investors by offering discounts on lump sum cash and early payments.
The CEO of Regal City, Sheikh Muhammad Akbar, had discussed the infrastructure of the housing society during an interview with GNN news channel. He claimed that Saad Akbar Developers have hired talented Chinese engineers of Bayaty Architecture for the construction of Regal City.
AT A GLANCE
- Gated community
- Modern infrastructure
- Wide roads
- An efficient 3-layer security system
- 150-feet wide main roads
- 40-feet wide internal roads
- Filtered water
- Supply of gas and electricity
- State-of-the-art golf club
- Community parks
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
An efficient transport system is essential for every city. As Sheikhupura is a small city, transport ensures that people can very easily reach remote areas. People even frequently travel back and forth from Lahore. Thankfully, there are many public transport networks near Regal City.
There are several bus stops near Regal City, such as the ones discussed below:
- Jahangir Town Bus Stop sited on Lahore Sheikhupura Road is 13 minutes’ drive away.
- Sheikhupura Toyota Stand, located near Allama Iqbal Park, is at a drive of 13 minutes.
- SP Chowk Bus Stop North, situated on Lahore-Sargodha Road is approachable in 12 minutes’ drive.
- Farooqabad is home to a bus terminal that can be reached in 26 minutes’ drive.
- LTC Bus Stand, located near Nabi Pura Underpass, is 12 minutes’ drive away.
Thokar Niaz Baig, located on Canal Road, Lahore is one of the most visited terminals by the people of Sheikhupura. It will take a drive of 1 hour and 2 minutes to reach Thokar Niaz Baig. The terminal is home to several high-class bus services such as Daewoo and Faisal Movers. Daewoo, known for its international standard services, is a top choice for most people in Punjab.
Another mode of travelling is the Sheikhupura Railway Train Station. Sited near Civil Lines, the railway station can be reached in only 15 minutes’ drive. Sheikhupura Railway Train Station boasts various railway lines that are efficient and cost-friendly. Travelling by train is a popular means of transit for visiting other cities in Pakistan.
For those who might want to travel internationally, there is Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore. You have to take a drive of 1 hour and 28 minutes to avail the airline services of Allama Iqbal International Airport.
Several traditional rickshaws are also available for travelling inside the city or making frequent visits to Lahore. Other than that, one easy way of commuting is app-based cab-hailing services.
According to the masterplan of Regal City, the society would soon launch an efficient shuttle service. The shuttle service promises to make commuting easier inside Sheikhupura as well for reaching neighbouring cities such as Lahore.
MARKETS IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
You will find several general stores, supermarkets, meat shops, and sabzi mandis dotting every street of Sheikhupura. For instance, Ejaz General Store is closely located to Regal City (7 minutes’ drive). Situated in Mohallal Arrianwala, the general store is the best place for buying daily staples.
Mobile Market, sited on Lahore-Sargodha Road, can be reached in 12 minutes’ drive. If you want to buy mobile covers, sims, or check out new phone models, then it is best to visit the market.
Furthermore, Al Waqas Superstore in Shaheen Vilas and Faraz Superstore in Rasoolpura are excellent options for monthly shopping. They are home to groceries, cosmetics, baked goods, and home appliances. Fortunately, you have to take a 15 minutes’ drive to reach both superstores.
MOSQUES, TOMBS AND CHURCHES IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
A place of worship plays an essential role in keeping a community together. Such sites are also home to spiritual guides, be it an imam or a priest.
As for Regal City, several mosques can be found nearby, including:
- Jamia Masjid Gulzar-e-Madinah near Faisalabad Road is 6 minutes' drive away. The mosque is beautifully developed and is usually overflowing with people on Fridays.
- Sabri Masjid in Tup Dar can be reached in 10 minutes’ drive. The mosque is an intricately designed structure of blue and white colour. Beautiful trees and lush green grass surround Sabri Masjid, reinforcing its aura of peace.
- Masjid-e-Ghousia sited in Kudlathi is approachable in 14 minutes’ drive.
- Jamia Masjid Siddiqui on Mirza Virkan Road is 17 minutes away by car. Made of white stone, the mosque comprises tall towers and a big courtyard.
According to the masterplan of Regal City, the community will feature a replica of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque of Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Zayad Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world and residents of Regal City will pride themselves on having such a mosque.
Also, quite a few churches neighbour the society. For instance, St Mary Church, located in Kharianwala, is approachable in 8 minutes’ drive, while St. Anthony Church in Rasoolpura is 16 minutes’ drive away.
Hiran Minar Tomb is a historical landmark of Sheikhupura, located near Jandiala-Sheikhupura Road. Residents of Regal City are just 19 minutes’ drive away from the tomb. Constructed in 1620 by Mughal Emperor Jahangir, the monument is surrounded by a lake and a forest belt. Hiran Minar is a tall tower of 30 metre that boasts beautiful carvings and calligraphy. Like all Mughal era monuments, Hiran Minar is a wonder to behold.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
Educational institutions are of considerable importance, and their significance gets coupled with convenience when they are near your place of residence. Luckily, you can find several popular and high-standard schools, colleges, and universities near Regal City.
To begin with, a campus of Beaconhouse School System, which has one of the largest educational networks in Pakistan, is sited on 19-A Civil Lines and approachable in 12 minutes’ drive. The school has around 44 years of experience. Registered under Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE), the school offers education till A’ Levels. The curriculum of the school is designed to provide equal educational opportunities for all learners. According to the official website of the Beaconhouse School System, the school offers a quality education following international standards.
Another big name in the educational network is Lahore Grammar School (LGS). It is a blessing to have a branch of this school located on Shami Road of Sheikhupura. Just take a car ride of 12 minutes and become part of the elite class of LGS. The school offers high-standard education for O’ and A’ Levels and is best for the personal grooming of pupils.
When it comes to Islamic schools, Dar-e-Arqam School is an eminent name in Punjab. Located on Burajwala Road, the school is close to Regal City (14 minutes’ drive). Dar-e-Arqam provides academic classes from playgroup to grade 10. This is one of the few schools that offer courses for Quran and Hadith along with formal education.
Sheikhupura is also home to several big-name colleges, such as Concordia College. Residents of Regal City will only have to cover a distance of 12 minutes’ drive to reach the college in Defence Colony. Concordia College is a project of Beaconhouse and boasts several branches across Punjab. The college claims to have an expert faculty that nurtures students to their highest potentials.
Furthermore, Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) is a widespread network in Punjab. Sheikhupura is home to a branch, too, which is sited near Lahore-Sargodha Road. The college is reachable in 11 minutes’ drive from Regal City. PGC claims to be one of the best colleges in Pakistan that aim for academic excellence. Students of PGC are known to acquire the highest positions in the federal board. Punjab College offers a wide range of educational programmes such as intermediate, O’ Levels, A’ Levels, and bachelors.
Aspire Group of Colleges is a reputable academic network in Pakistan. The closest branch, found in Ghazi Minara, is 11 minutes’ drive away from Regal City. Aspire offers several academic programmes such as intermediate, bachelors, and masters in a variety of disciplines. The school also offers merit-based scholarships for students who have achieved 88% in their exams.
If you prefer to send your child to a government college then these are some of the options in the neighbourhood of Regal City:
- Government Postgraduate College for Women on Stadium Road is 11 minutes’ drive away.
- Government College Sheikhupura on College Road can be reached in 12 minutes’ drive.
- Government Commerce College for Boys in Dosehra Ground Old City is approachable in 15 minutes’ drive.
- Government Degree College for Girls in Farooqabad is at a drive of 31 minutes.
As for universities, Hajvery University (HU) is one of the famous universities in Sheikhupura. According to the official website of HU, the university boasts an exceptional teaching faculty. Chartered by the government of Punjab, the university can be reached in 11 minutes’ drive. Located in Ghazi Minara, Hajvery University offers academic programmes for bachelors, masters, MPhil, and Ph.D.
Moreover, many people frequently travel to Lahore to study in some of the top-ranked universities in Pakistan. Lahore University of Management Sciences is home to excellent hostel facilities, which is an added benefit. Located in Phase 5 of DHA, Lahore, LUMS is one of the best universities in Pakistan. Residents of Regal City can reach LUMS in a drive of 1 hour and 10 minutes. The university boasts academic programmes for business, accounting, sociology, literature, and engineering.
Another popular option in Lahore is the Punjab University (PU). Sited on Canal Road, Lahore, PU is one of the oldest universities in Pakistan. You have to take a drive of 1 hour and 3 minutes to be part of the academic life of Punjab University. The university offers degrees for undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programmes as well as diploma certificates.
Regal City also plans to develop an education city that meets international standards. Along with that, the developers also plan to establish one of the biggest Islamic libraries in the world in the society.
BANKS IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
In today's fast-moving world, it is best to have close access to banks and ATMs. As such, Regal City is fortunate to be in proximity to numerous banks and ATMs. Situated near Bhatti Chowk, Allied Bank ATM, Silk Bank ATM, and Dubai Islamic ATM are 11 to 15 minutes’ drive away from Regal City.
Also, the following banks are in the neighbourhood of Regal City Housing Scheme:
- MCB Ltd, located in Model Town Housing Colony, is 12 minutes’ drive away.
- Askari Bank, situated on Lahore-Sargodha Road, can be reached in 11 minutes’ drive.
- FINCA Microfinance Bank, sited near Bhatti Chowk, is approachable in 13 minutes' drive.
- Dubai Islamic Bank, located on Lahore-Sargodha Road, is at a drive of 15 minutes.
Regal City promises to offer uninterrupted power by installing powerful backup generators as well as an efficient underground electrical system.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
Sometimes it is just a matter of how far a medical facility is that plays a vital role in an emergency. Fortunately, there are several clincs and hospitals near Regal City.
We mainly seek health clinics for our daily problems such as tooth care, skin problems, eyesight issues, or seasonal illnesses. Medicare Dental Surgery, located on Sargodha Road, is 11 minutes’ drive away while Al-Baqi Eye Trust Clinic, sited on Jandiala Road, is approachable in 31 minutes’ drive.
One of the best rehabilitation centres of Punjab, Fountain House, is an hour’s drive away from regal City. Located in Islampura, Lahore, Fountain House treats severe mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar.
If you are worried about your pets, then just visit the Civil Veterinary Hospital of Sheikhupura. Located near Civil Lines, the hospital is only 15 minutes’ drive away from Regal City.
In cases of an emergency, there are many renowned hospitals near Regal City Housing Society. Darul Shifa Foundation Eye Hospital, located near E-Community Housing Society, is 13 minutes’ drive away. Whereas, District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ), sited on Lahore-Sargodha Road, is approachable in 14 minutes by road. Furthermore, you can also visit Punjab Hospital in Johar Road, just 13 minutes’ drive away.
As Sheikhupura is a small city, many people tend to frequent the hospitals of Lahore. Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH), located on Shadman Road, is one of the closest hospitals to Regal City. It will take you a drive of 1 hour and 4 minutes to avail the excellent facilities available at the hospital. According to the official website of Fatima Memorial Hospital, it provides quality health care regardless of the ability to pay. FMH is a 470-bed hospital with many medical departments.
The official plan of Regal City promises a grand, international-standard hospital of 400-beds. Thus, residents of Regal City would not have to worry about going far for medical services. There will be a specialised department for every kind of illness as well as an efficient 24/7 ambulance service.
PROPERTIES IN REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
SALES PRICE TRENDS IN REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
Compared to the neighbouring cities, the sales price trends in Sheikhupura are low. Regal City is the first housing scheme in Sheikhupura that matches the likes of big names such as Bahria Town. This is why the housing scheme is attracting a wide range of investors. However, it is best to have prior knowledge of property rates before you decide on a property to invest in.
PLOTS FOR SALE IN REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
There are many plots available for sale in Regal City. Genuine buyers can purchase 5 marla plots in Regal City for PKR 30 lakh. On the other hand, 7 marla plots can be bought for PKR 42 lakh, while ten marla plots come with an asking price of PKR 60 lakh. If you are interested in 1 kanal plots, then they will cost you a minimum of PKR 1.2 core.
Undeveloped plots and developed commercial plots are available with a 15% discount on full cash payments. On the other hand, developed plots have a discount of 5% on full cash payment. Furthermore, there is a limited-time 10% discount on all plots. Some plots are charged a premium of 10% for preferences such as access to the main road, corner location, or facing a park.
Before you decide to buy any plot, keep in mind that every type of plot has a payment plan. Developed plots come with an instalment plan of one year, developed commercial plots have a two-year instalment plan, and undeveloped plots have an instalment plan of three years.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
MALLS IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
Sheikhupura is home to several traditional malls near Regal City such as Sunday bazaars. These markets are usually found in every society and are regularly frequented by locals. You will find everything here from clothes, shoes, and cosmetics to home accessories and appliances.
You will come across many commercial streets that house small malls such as Ali Baba Centre in Farooqabad. The centre boasts proximity to Regal City (29 minutes' drive) and stocks a large variety of stitched and unstitched clothes. On the other hand, Al-Syed Shopping Mall in Aqsa Colony is 30 minutes’ drive away from Regal City while Ali Shopping Mall, located on Civil Quarters Road, can be reached in 14 minutes by car.
To the relief of prospective residents of Regal City, the housing society’s masterplan comprises a commercial sector that will host many national and international brands.
RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
If you are the kind of person who prefers fast food, then do visit Peperoni Restaurant. Located on Lahore Road, it offers a delicious menu of pizzas. It will take you a drive of 18 minutes to reach the restaurant from Regal City. Also, BFC in Y Block Housing Colony is another great option. Close to Regal City (12 minutes' drive), the food joint serves appetising zinger burgers.
There are times when we want to visit cafés for a cup of coffee and some light lunch. Cafe Hot Spot, located on Shami Road, is 12 minutes’ drive away. Moreover, X Wife-The Café is a treat for Sheikhupurians. Located on Stadium Road, the café can be reached in 13 minutes by car. The café is unique and serves a large variety of tea such as tandoori chai, chocolate chai, gurr chai, and kehwa. If you do visit the restaurant, then make sure to not miss out on the café’s delicious pizza paratha and tandoori naan.
Barbeque restaurants are generally a favourite of Pakistanis. So, it’s heartening to know that Mehar Baba Restaurant, sited on Civil Quarters Road, is just 14 minutes’ drive away. The restaurant is small but comfortable, clean, and well maintained. The menu comprises several varieties, such as handi, karahi, and tikka botis. If you are looking for something fancy along with barbeque, then Sultan Grand Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Sheikhupura. Following a theme of green and red, the restaurant is beautiful, with wall hangings and bright lights. It is the best place to go to for a delicious barbeque dinner.
Chinese lovers should visit the famous Shahnawaz Restaurant. Only 3 minutes' drive away, the restaurant serves a vast number of cuisines, including Chinese dishes such as Chicken Cashew Nut, Chicken Shashlik, and Chowmein.
A delicious platter of halwa puri is considered the best breakfast in Punjab. Since such is the case, Munir Halwa Puri, sited near Allama Iqbal Park (14 minutes by car), is a must-visit for a family breakfast.
One other unique feature of Regal City is the 200-feet high restaurant scheduled to be developed in the housing society. Once completed, the community will boast hosting the tallest restaurant in Pakistan.
Sheikhupura is also home to a vast number of bakeries. One of the most famous brand names is Gourmet Bakers & Sweets. The closest outlet of Gourmet is on Service Road, Rehmanpura. Approachable in 12 minutes’ drive from Regal City, the bakery serves all varieties of traditional sweets.
Dolce Bakers, located on Civil Quarters Road, is the best place for cakes. Reachable in 14 minutes’ drive, Dolce Bakers has the tastiest red velvet cake and mocha chocolate cake. You can also get custom boxes of sweets and cakes from Dolce Bakers.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
A good workout is the best way to remain healthy after long hours of sitting in an office or breaking the monotony of life. Luckily, Regal City boasts several gyms in the neighbourhood for residents to take advantage of. Some of them are:
- Power House Gym and Sheikhupura Gymnasium, located on Stadium Road, are 12 minutes’ drive away.
- Soldier Gym, sited on Lahore-Sargodha Road, Sheikhupura, is approachable in 15 minutes’ drive. The gym boasts modern equipment and professional trainers.
- Gold Gym, situated on Civil Quarters Road, can be reached in 13 minutes’ drive away.
- Champion Gym in Farooqabad can be reached in a drive of 27 minutes. The gym boasts the highest ratings on Google reviews.
Farooqabad also has a well-maintained ground for a weekend game of cricket. Residents of Regal City will have to go 19 km to reach the ground. On the other hand, Sheikhupura Cricket Stadium, located on Stadium Road, is 12 minutes’ drive away.
If you are more of a football fan, then there is a football field near Lahore-Islamabad Motorway. Luckily, the facility is only 19 minutes’ drive away from Regal City.
Saad Akbar Developers & Builders (Pvt) Ltd have thought of everything, case in point: the inclusion of an amazing sports complex in the masterplan of the society. The sports complex is going to be home to one of the largest 9-hole golf courses in Sheikhupura. Along with that, the complex will feature locker rooms, swimming pool, horse riding, tennis court, and a squash court.
PARKS IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
You will find several community parks near Regal City, which are best for jogging or weekend picnics. These include:
- Iqbal Park, located on Civil Quarters Road, is 13 minutes’ drive away. It is a beautiful lush green park with a jogging track.
- Jinnah Park, situated near Tariq Road, can be reached in 13 minutes’ drive.
- Joyland Park, sited on Stadium Road, is reachable in 12 minutes’ drive. The park is best for children.
- Company Bagh, located on Fatima Jinnah Road, is 15 minutes’ drive away.
Saad Akbar Developers & Builders (Pvt) Ltd have promised to develop the best golf club for golfing enthusiasts in Sheikhupura. The golf club is going to be home to a sauna, steam rooms, Jacuzzi, lounge area, private dining rooms, deck, massage lounge, outdoor barbeque grill, and luxurious guest rooms.
The master plan of Regal City also features community parks in almost every block. Furthermore, there will be a theme park in the society that will feature a great variety of rides.
SALONS AND SPAS IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
Beauty Mass Hair Salon, located on Civil Quarters Road, is the best salon for men. Approachable in 13 minutes' drive, the salon remains open from 9:30 AM to 12:00 AM. On the other hand, Busy Fingers Saloon is also a great option. Sited on College Road, the salon 6.8 km away from the society.
Depilex Beauty Clinic is one of the most famous and reliable names in Punjab. Luckily, it has an outlet on Shami Road, only 12 minutes’ drive away. Depilex offers several skin and hair treatments along with bridal makeup packages.
CINEMAS IN AND NEAR REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA
Regal Cinema, standing on Sherwani Road, is one of the oldest cinemas in the city. In terms of distance, it will only take you a drive of 16 minutes to reach the cinema from the community.
Besides, Regal City will soon host one of the best 3D cinemas in the city, offering a luxurious experience as well as screening the latest movies.
According to the official Facebook page of Regal City, the management organised a family festival on 4th May 2019. The festival featured several amusement rides such as a Ferris wheel along with a food court. Moreover, the festival also hosted a concert by Surj RDB, a popular singer.
Sheikhupura Qila, located on Bhikhi Road, is a remnant of when Emperor Jehangir ruled the subcontinent. Reachable in 10 minutes’ drive, the fort is one of the few monuments standing with Kangra style paintings. Fresco paintings on the walls still stand distinctive and vibrant amid the ruins. Sheikhupura Qila is a gem, which is best for history buffs looking to travel back in time.
WAPDA Town of Sheikhupura is one of the poshest and well-maintained societies near Regal City. The community is reachable in 29 minutes’ drive and comprises several mosques, parks, and schools. As such, residents of Regal City can easily benefit from the many facilities available in WAPDA Town.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Regal City is among the most anticipated housing schemes in Sheikhupura. At present, the housing society is under development, but once complete, the community is going to delight its residents with every imaginable amenity and facility. As the community is situated in the centre of Sheikhupura with close access to Lahore, the project has access to everything of need. Now just might be the best time to invest in the project since the price of commercial and residential properties is reasonably low while the supply is high.
IMPORTANCE OF REGAL CITY, SHEIKHUPURA FROM MAJOR LOCATIONS NEARBY
- Faisalabad Road is 10 minutes’ drive away.
- Shaheen Villas is 2 minutes’ drive away.
- Bhatti Chowk is reachable in a drive of 9 minutes.
- Paris City can be reached in 11 minutes by car.
- E-Community Housing Society is at a drive of 15 minutes.