ABOUT WAPDA CITY FAISALABAD
Known as the Manchester of Pakistan, Faisalabad – formerly called Lyallpur – is Pakistan’s third-largest city. Famous for producing high-quality textile and hosiery products, the history of the city dates back centuries. Since the city is also the textile capital of Pakistan, it attracts a lot of visitors, employment seekers, investors, and businesspeople. Keeping in view the influx of people and the increasing demand for quality housing, real estate developers in the city are coming up with new housing schemes offering modern amenities to attract the most interest. WAPDA City is one such housing scheme that promises a higher standard of living to the employees of WAPDA and the general public. WAPDA City is a project by WAPDA Employees Cooperative Housing Society, and plots are allotted to WAPDA employees on a “No Profit No Loss” basis. Once a plot is allotted to an employee of WAPDA, the employee has the right to either build a house on it, rent the piece of land, or sell his plot to a buyer.
AT A GLANCE
- Consists of 6,000 houses
- Spread across over 650 acres
- Stretched 3 km along Canal Road
- Design supervised by NESPAK
- 120 ft. and 80 ft. wide roads
- 40 ft. and 35 ft. wide streets
- Electric supply from WAPDA
- Unlimited water supply, thanks to nine tube wells and six overhead tanks with a total capacity of 2.5 million gallons
- Water Filtration plant for clean drinking water
- Perfectly laid sewerage disposal system
- Grand Jamia mosque, civic centre, health centre, and police station
- Provision of academic institutions
- A gated society
- 24/7 security and CCTV surveillance
- 18 parks and a central park of 12 acres
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in Wapda City Faisalabad
Commuting in Faisalabad is not a problem with the vast availability of several modes of transportation. One can easily catch wagons, more commonly known as minivans, and travel to WAPDA City at a cheap fare. Uber, Careem, Rocket Rickshaw and other app-based ride-hailing services also operate in and near the society, making the to-and-fro commute much more comfortable and convenient for the residents of WAPDA City. The presence of a Daewoo Bus Terminal near the community is also a huge plus.
Markets in and near Wapda City Faisalabad
Smart Market and Café Smart Market are two well-known destinations located in the Block G of WAPDA City. Both of them are just 850 to 900 m away from the main gate. The double storey commercial market in WAPDA City, Block C, was the first organized market by WAPDA. Haji Abdul Shams Rehman Mart in Garhi Rasulpur is 6.2 km away, and the Qatar Super Market on lower Canal Road in Raza Garden is 12.3 km away.
Mosques in and near Wapda City Faisalabad
Any housing society in Pakistan is considered incomplete without a mosque in it, and WAPDA City is no different. WAPDA City has a grand Jamia Mosque inside the community. Other than that, Sunni Rizvi Jamia Masjid in Rasool Nagar is only 3 km from the society, and Jamia Ghous-ul-Azam Masjid in Sharinwala is 3.3 km away.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Wapda City Faisalabad
WAPDA City is ideally located, surrounded by many public and nationally recognized private academic institutions such as Beacon House Canal Road Campus at a distance of 5.5 km and Govt. Girls High School in Rasool Nagar, 2.7 km away from the society. There are two branches of Dar-e-Arqam School, one on the east side, at a distance of 11.7 km, and the other at the south of the society at a distance of 14 km. Moreover, there are a couple of famous colleges and universities including University of Engineering & Technology, Aziz Fatima & Medical College, National Textile University, and Faisalabad College of Law that can be reached via a 20-minute drive from WAPDA City.
Banks in and near Wapda City Faisalabad
Dubai Islamic Bank, Bank Al Falah, and Allied Bank are right opposite to Central Park in WAPDA City, Block H, at a distance of 750-900m from the main gate. Soneri Bank and Faysal Bank are located 14.5 km away on the Canal Expressway. United Bank Limited and National Bank of Pakistan are on the Chak Jhumra Road, 12.6 km away from the society.
The electricity in all the commercial and residential sectors of WAPDA City, Faisalabad, is supplied by WAPDA only. However, the residents own personal generators and UPS devices in case of power outages.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Wapda City Faisalabad
Since Faisalabad is a relatively small city, all medical and healthcare facilities across the city are easily reachable from WAPDA City. However, the nearest is Shafique Clinic, 5.7 km away in Rasool Nagar. A few clinics such as Fatima Clinic, Asghar Clinic, and Shaheeratauiq Clinic are located on the Chak Jhumra and Faisalabad Bypass interchange, around 13 km away from WAPDA City. Al-Rehan Clinic and Care & Cure Clinic on Canal Expressway are located 10.3 and 16.2 km away respectively.
PROPERTIES IN WAPDA CITY FAISALABAD
Sales Price Trends in Wapda City Faisalabad
Properties in Wapda City Faisalabad are great in terms of high ROI, however, prices are subject to change.
Houses for Sale in Wapda City Faisalabad
Buyers have a variety of options to choose from when buying a house in WAPDA City. A 5 marla house has a sale price of PKR 78 lakh to PKR 1 crore, and a 10 marla unit can be bought for a price of PKR 60 lakh to PKR 2 crore. People looking to buy a bigger, 1 Kanal house in WAPDA City should keep a minimum figure of PKR 2.5 to 4 crore in their mind.
Plots for Sale in Wapda City Faisalabad
Plots for sale in WAPDA City present a lucrative opportunity for investors to get a good return on their investment. For people looking for a residence in WAPDA City, a 5 marla plot has a sale price of PKR 28 to 36 lakh, and price of 10 marla plot is around PKR 38 to 52 lakh. If you are looking for a 1 Kanal plot in this area, then keep a budget of PKR 92 lakh to PKR 1.2 crore at the very least.
Rental Price Trends in Wapda City Faisalabad
Houses for Rent in Wapda City Faisalabad
WAPDA City offers homes for a monthly rent at an affordable price. Block F and A have a few fully furnished 3.5 marla apartments available for a monthly rent of PKR 35 thousand. The rental cost of houses in WAPDA City is slightly higher but is a smarter option since a 5 marla house with 5 bedrooms can be rented for PKR 40 thousand per month. Similarly, a 10 marla house with 4 bedrooms can cost a monthly rent of PKR 50 thousand. However, 1 Kanal home carries the most expensive rent of PKR 1 lakh per month.
WAPDA City is more of a residential area than commercial but there are still a few options available in the society to invest in corporate offices, shops, and departmental stores, mainly in Block F, G and J. A fully furnished building of almost 2 Kanal can be bought for PKR 4.75 crore, while a small 7 marla building can be purchased for PKR 2.35 crore. People looking to invest in a commercial plot of 7 marla instead can buy it at a sale price of PKR 1.8 crore, while a 15 marla commercial plot costs around PKR 7 crore.
Most Popular Blocks in Wapda City Faisalabad
Initially, plots were only allotted to the employees of WAPDA and then the remaining plots were opened to the broader market, making it possible for everyone to benefit from this conveniently designed community. The society is divided into several blocks from Block A to Block M.
According to the property buying trends, Block K is most popular area in Wapda City to make investments, followed by A, B, M and L.
However, as far as renting a property in Wapda City is concerned, Block A is the most popular block in followed by Block K, E, J and L.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Wapda City Faisalabad
Faisalabad is a hub for textile mills and is famous for its retail clothes market. Other than the Commercial Market in Block C of WAPDA City, there is a garment shop, 2.8 km away from WAPDA City, called Decent Clothing and Garments. The Grand Atrium Shopping Mall, located on the West Canal Road, is 16.7 km via Canal Expressway and Faisalabad- Sahianwala Expressway.
Restaurants And Bakeries in and near Wapda City Faisalabad
WAPDA City has two restaurants, La Bistro Restaurant and Ten 11 in Block H, near central park. The entire food street along Canal Expressway in Kohinoor City hosts the best restaurants such as Subway, Nando’s, Silver Spoon Continental Restaurant, Gloria Jean’s Café, Pizza Hut, Chai Shaai, Sariya’s Sip N Bites, Forks N Knives- Pizza Kitchen, Dynasty Restaurant, and Salt N Pepper. These joints can be reached in around a 30-minute drive from the WAPDA City. People who want to visit McDonald’s and KFC would have to travel 21.9 km along Canal Expressway to reach People’s Colony.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Parks and Clubs near Wapda City Faisalabad
Gutwala Park is only 6.8 km away from WAPDA City and can be reached in an 11-minute drive via Canal Road. Some amusement parks in Faisalabad such as Sindbad Wonderland is 18.8 km away via Canal Expressway and Faisalabad-Sahianwala Expressway, and Fun Dunya near Model Bazar is a 40-minute drive away from WAPDA City. Jinnah Gardens is a great picnic spot in Civil Lines, Faisalabad, and is only 19.2 km away from the scheme.
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres near Wapda City Faisalabad
Residents of WAPDA City can maintain a fit lifestyle by visiting the Asia Gym in Khurianwala at a distance of 12.4 km away from the society. For a female-only gym, women will have to travel for at least 35 minutes to reach Ladies Gym in Civil Lines.
Beauty Salons and Spas near Wapda City Faisalabad
As for salons, Farah’s Salon & Academy in Faisal Town is 13.6 km away, Belleza Bridal Studio is 16.7 km away, and Sephora Beauty Clinic in Eden Garden is 18 km away from the scheme.
Faisalabad Railway Station in the Railway Colony is near WAPDA City. The M-3 Faisalabad motorway is also easily accessible from the scheme via Canal Expressway. WAPDA City is spread across an area of 3 km and is located just 10 minutes away from Abdullahpur Chowk, which is 14 km on the West Canal Road. WAPDA City FSD is another project by the WAPDA Employees Co-operative Housing Society with the same aim to offer affordable and high standard housing to the employees of WAPDA. It is close to Faisalabad’s biggest recreational park, Gateway Wild Life Park. Faisalabad Dry Port, the industrial area on M2 motorway, the city’s largest garment industrial area, Kuhurrainwala, and UET University neighbour WAPDA City, making it a housing scheme that’s comfortably nestled in the middle of everything.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
WAPDA CITY has set a benchmark by being an innovative residential project with a plethora of facilities. The housing scheme is ideal for people looking for business opportunities, corporate offices, and world-class departmental stores. The society is surrounded by lush green parks, trees, and peace. The society is a favourite of buyers because of being away from a polluted environment and the hustle and bustle of the city.
Importance of Wapda City Faisalabad from major locations nearby
- Faisalabad Train Station is 22 km away via Canal Expy/ Faisalabad-Sahianwala Expy
- Faisalabad Motorway is 32.3 km away via Canal Expy