Rawalpindi: According to a September 16 news source, the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has given the consultant Mott Macdonald Pakistan (MMP) a deadline to finalize the master plan for the garrison city.
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During a meeting presided over by Commissioner of Rawalpindi Liaquat Ali Chattha, the governing body approved an extension until December 31 for the consultant and endorsed regulations for the 2023 master plan/regional development plan.
The meeting approved the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) decision to process housing schemes and commercial structures physically located in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), as identified by the Survey of Pakistan.
After being awarded the contract on December 16, 2020, MMP commenced work on the project titled “Regional Development Plan for District Rawalpindi and Peri-Urban Structure Plans for Tehsils of Rawalpindi District (excluding Rawalpindi Tehsil)”. The consulting contract, valued at approximately 50 million Pakistani rupees, had an initial completion deadline of 12 months.
All accounts have been settled and all local governments have been instructed to complete master plans by the end of the year, despite the fact that the project was temporarily halted due to confusion regarding the RDA’s authority to prepare such plans in local government areas.