Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) on Saturday approved the construction of 100ft-tall buildings along the GT Road subject to the installation of quake-proof design in these structures, a news source reported.
It further provided its sanction to the proposed increase in height limit for buildings situated on 16 commercial roads in the city. To this effect, the civic agency approved a raise to the vertical construction limit from 35 feet to 65 feet.
The roads include Asghar Mall Road, Rashid Minhas Road, Chakri Road, Girja Road, Dhamial Road, Chak Beli Khan Road, Adiala Road, High Court Road, Saidpur Road, and Fatehjang Road.
These decisions were made during the 46th meeting of the RDA governing body; presided over by RDA Chairman Tariq Mehmood Murtaza. Various officials, including RDA Director General Ammara Khan, Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Managing Director (MD) Mohammad Tanveer, representatives of the local government departments, MPAs, and experts were all present at the occasion.
As per reports, the civic agency provided its approval to a third-party assessment of the Walayat Complex as well as 48 housing societies in the Rawalpindi district – stated to be constructed on state land.
The meeting amended the laws regarding private housing schemes and would check whether a housing scheme is developed on state land or not. Additionally, the board approved that three more storeys could be added to the Fawara Chowk multi-storey car park to accommodate more vehicles from Raja Bazar.