Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) on Friday publicised a ban on the construction of commercial buildings within a 100-metre radius of the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project in a bid to implement the civic agency’s town planning strategies, a news source reported. The development authority announced its decision during the 50th meeting of its governing body; presided over by RDA Chairman Tariq Mehmood Murtaza.
The meeting also provided its approval to the creation of a Peri-Urban Structure Plan in all but Rawalpindi tehsil of the Rawalpindi district. Under said framework, the RDA intends to allocate zones for land use in a bid to inform developers about the areas where they would be able to initiate development activities.
Moreover, the governing body set up a five-member technical committee under the supervision of MPA Haji Amjad Mehmood Chaudhry to identify the institutions (within 15 days) which will be tasked with initiating anti-encroachment operations and development work in the city.
The attendees also sanctioned new regulations for the development of housing schemes in Rawalpindi in addition to approving the construction of residential flats for RDA employees and a commercial plaza on vacant chunks of land in Civil Lines and the Sherpao Colony (near Committee Chowk), respectively.