Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is expecting receipt of at least PKR 2.5 billion in terms of building by-law violation penalties accrued by commercial structures located in the sectoral area of the capital city, according to news sources.
CDA Building Control Directorate-I recently conducted a comprehensive survey of commercial buildings and segregated compoundable and non-compoundable violations categories in these structures. The survey screened over 3,000 commercial premises in Blue Area, Marakiz, Class-III shopping areas, I&T Centres and gas stations, for data collection purpose.
The spokesperson of the civic agency revealed that the above-mentioned revenue would be collected from commercial buildings which were categorized under compoundable violations, while strict action (including removal of illegal structures) will also be taken against non-compoundable violations.
As per reports, owners of the commercial structures are conducting their business activity without paying the fees owed to the government. However, now these constructions will have to pay the due charges or face legal consequences.
The compoundable violations include not getting building plans approved and not obtaining completion certificate after the construction work is completed. The violators of these structures will be charged the due fees with extra sum as monetary penalty.