CDA orders schools and hospitals out of residential areas

CDA orders schools and hospitals out of residential areas

Islamabad: In an effort to free the residential neighborhoods of unrestrained commercial activity, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has established an incentive-based program to relocate hospitals, nurseries, schools, car workshops, and other enterprises.

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According to the news source, the civic organization has developed a new strategy for promoting private enterprises along nine key roadways, including schools, car workshops, nurseries, hostels, showrooms, and hospitals. Park Road (Zone 4 only), Lehtrar Road, Murree Road, IJP Road, Islamabad Highway, Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road) (Zone 2 & 5), Kahuta Road, and Fateh Jang Road are the nine roads where enterprises would be relocated.

As an incentive for establishing enterprises, the CDA will reportedly waive the land use conversion cost from the landowners. Instead, a small annual fee will be imposed by the authority to maintain regulatory balance.

The new suggested policy will be presented to the CDA board meeting for final approval, according to the specifics. The operators will be required to gradually relocate their operations along the nine main roadways and maintain high standards for architecture, construction, and planning, it was revealed.

The new policy stipulates that private hospitals and schools must each have four kanal of land, while auto businesses must have one kanal of land and showrooms must have two kanals.

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