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CDA Warns NHA Over Violation Of Islamabad Master Plan

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has warned the National Highway Authority (NHA) over violations of the Islamabad master plan regarding an advertisement published by the NHA authorities in connection with seeking bids for commercial usage of land at various sites, a document available with NayaDaur Media shows.

The document said the advertisement, through which land at different sites on GT Road was offered for the commercial use [buildings, plazas, shops, markets and car showrooms], was rejected by the city managers, marking it a violation of the Islamabad master plan.

The CDA in the previous tenure rejected such advertisements and proposals of using land on right of way (ROW) on GT Road for usage of commercial buildings, it added.

According to the document, such land can only be used for fuel stations while any other usage of the land is not only violation of the master plan as well Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) zoning regulations 1992.

An official of the civic agency, wishing not be named, told NayaDaur Media that the matter was discussed with CDA Chairman Aamir Ali Ahmad by the NHA authorities in wide interest of the general public. He added that the CDA already under pressure from the Supreme Court over the terrible situation in the city and giving permission to the NHA to go ahead with the advertisement would put further burden.

NayaDaur Media made several attempts to get the NHA’s version but no one responded on the issue.

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