RDA to Develop an Aerotropolis in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has planned an aerotropolis in the city, Chairman RDA Tariq Murtaza has confirmed.

An aerotropolis is a metropolitan subregion whose infrastructure, land use, and economy are centered on an airport. It combines the terms “aero-” (aviation) and “metropolis” (city).


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According to details, the aerotropolis will include oil, petroleum, and mining refineries, special economic zones, residential apartments, an engineering complex, and a technology park.

Chairman RDA said that there will be no ponds and unnecessary plantations in the planned aerotropolis as they attract birds which could cause accidents.


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He noted that the aerotropolis would play a key role in the development of the city.

Besides, RDA’s Special City Beautification Committee has approved PC-I of the project to develop pedestrian-only lanes from Bhabhra Bazaar to Raja Bazaar passing through Sarafa Bazaar, Dangi Khoi, and Kalan Bazaar.