The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has launched various housing projects in the federal capital. Some of the developments are, indeed, high-end and match the living requirements of the city’s elite class. However, there are many other sectors/ housing projects that have become a bone of contention between the CDA and plot allottees.
According to a news source, sectors such as C-13, C-14, C-15 and C-16 have not been completed even after eight years of launch. The worst part is that the authority has not been able to acquire all the land required for these sectors.
Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat recently discussed land acquisition issue for the said sectors. Reportedly, the meeting was presided over by Senator Talha Mahmood.
Some documents were presented during the meeting and according these the authority has acquired 745 kanals of land for Sector C-13, 1,550 kanals for Sector C-14, 3,261 kanals for Sector C-15 and 7,448 kanals for Sector C-16.
The documents clearly stated that the CDA has not completed the built-up property survey of Sector C-13. Furthermore, the authority does not have records for Sector C-14, per the new source.
The authority is allotting plots in Sector C-15, but it does not possess all the land required. Worse still, the situation of Sector C-16 is almost the same.
The news source added that the sectors in question were supposed to be developed through a land-sharing formula: to acquire 4 kanals of land, the CDA would provide 1-kanal in the respective sector to original landowner(s).
According to the federal capital’s master plan, the civic authority is bound to develop 56 residential projects, however, it has been able to develop only 28 sectors so far.
On the other hand, a CDA official told reporters that the authority has commenced development work in Sector C-15. Yet, this sector will cater to the housing needs of elite class only.
So, those who have invested in the mentioned sectors need to adopt a wait-and-see policy until the CDA plays its part in resolving these long-standing issues.
It must be remembered that the case of Park Enclave, the CDA literally surprised investors by completing Phase I of the project within record time. The authority needs to expedite development work in its remaining sectors as well and take appropriate measures to safeguard the interests of investors and prospective homeowners.
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