Islamabad: Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Amer Ali Ahmed has announced that the revised Islamabad Master Plan is expected to offer additional facilities to the businessmen and citizens of the city, according to news sources. The Chairman made this announcement while speaking to a delegation of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI), which was led by its President Muhammad Ahmed Waheed.
The meeting was conducted in order to share and review the details of the Master Plan (particularly with regards to the business community). During the proceedings, Chairman Ahmed revealed that the government had formed a commission that was tasked with revising the Master Plan, with a focus on fulfilling the city’s many requirements over the next 20 years. The commission passed-on its recommendations to the federal cabinet, who approved of their proposals and the project has now moved on to the notification phase.
The Chairman stated that CDA is aware of the challenges faced by the business community and assured the delegates that the interim report submitted by the commission will resolve most of these challenges.
He stated that no changes have been made in the zoning regulations within the city and that the development of high rise buildings has been encouraged in the new plan — as it is expected to be more beneficial for all stakeholders involved. In addition, the new proposal focuses on the preservation of green areas, compilation of consolidated building regulations, a mass-transit system and the concept of model villages.