Islamabad— The Capital Development Authority (CDA) issues notices to contractors and developers of housing schemes pushing for compliance to ITC Zoning Regulations of 1992.
CDA, the municipal organization responsible for overseeing the construction and development of real estate in Islamabad, has taken momentous steps to quash the establishment of illegal housing societies throughout the city. The CDA has recently announced the shut down of site offices belonging to those housing societies which have been established without the legal backing of the organization.
In November 2020, the CDA also received proposals to seal settlements such as Ayesha Town, Islamabad Cooperate Housing Schemes, Gulf Residencia as well as Royal City, Dream Land City, and Rawal Enclave. It has, since then, done so.
Previously, Islamabad Capital Territory was divided into 5 zones as dictated by the ICT Zoning Regulations of 1992. Under these regulations, permission was granted for the establishment of housing societies in the following sectors— E-11 of Zone One along with Zones Two, and Five.
However, this document was amended in 2010 to include Zone Four and further divided this into two sub-zones. Housing schemes were permitted to be constructed and developed here.
While it has taken tremendous action to stave off illegal housing societies, the CDA was unable to seal off some of the older established housing societies that have gone against their initial layout plans; having converted residential areas into commercial complexes.
Other CDA Activities in 2020
Managing the implementation of zoning regulations is not the only thing that the municipal authority has been overseeing. The year 2020 has witnessed the establishment carry out quite a few projects aimed at the betterment of Islamabad and its citizens. Want to know more? Check out our article on CDA’s drive-in cinema proposal.