ProPropertyNewsCDA Approves Policies on Rainwater Harvesting, Renting Plots to Private Schools, and Imposing Fines on Violators

CDA Approves Policies on Rainwater Harvesting, Renting Plots to Private Schools, and Imposing Fines on Violators

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) board, headed by Chairman Noorul Amin Mengal, held its sixth meeting on Monday and approved several policies, including rainwater harvesting in houses, renting out plots to private schools, and granting powers to the sanitation and environment bodies to impose fines on violators.

According to the new policy, every house must have a rainwater harvesting tank and a small well for recharging groundwater. No building map will be approved without these facilities.

Additionally, private schools can now rent plots on a 33-year lease, with a financial model to be finalized later. Plots will be rented out based on a 100 marks formula, with 20% reserved for schools operating in houses and 25% for schools charging Rs5,000 to Rs15,000 fees.

The board also granted authority to the Sanitation Directorate and the Environment Wing to impose fines and other punishments on violators.

It further approved the establishment of the Building and Housing Control Wing to prevent illegal constructions and enforce building by-laws. The board also approved building by-laws for construction along IJP and Murree roads.

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The board decided to resume work on the cultural complex, renamed as Al-Hamra Islamabad, which has been stalled since 2010.

It also approved the establishment of a green fund, where 2% of the total cost of all major projects in Islamabad will be deposited.

In addition, the board approved the construction of a national bus terminal in I-11 and the development of a football ground in Kuri.

However, the summary for a cricket ground was deferred, and a review petition will be filed in the Supreme Court to seek permission to construct a cricket ground in Shakarparian, which was originally allocated as a site but was later added to the national park in 1979.

The board also decided to change the name of the ladies club in G-10 to Citizen Centre G-10.

Furthermore, the meeting was held in a detailed discussion, with the board aiming to implement the policies to improve living standards and infrastructure development in Islamabad.

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