ISLAMABAD: The sixth meeting of the Capital Development Authority Board for the year was held on Monday at the CDA headquarters, presided over by Chairman Captain Noor ul Amin Mengal.
The board discussed several agendas and approved various projects, with all board members in attendance.
One of the major decisions made during the meeting was the establishment of the Building and Housing Control Wing. Additionally, the board also mandated the implementation of rainwater harvesting in both residential and commercial buildings in Islamabad.
It was decided that no building map shall be approved without construction of water recharging well and tank. It should be noted that the Building Housing Control Wing has been made fully empowered.
Establishment of Building control wing will help prevent illegal constructions and enforce building by laws. Similarly, fifty teams of field staff will perform their duties in the building control wing.
The building control team will consist of one assistant director and two surveyors. Moreover, the Capital Development Authority Board also the rules and regulations for strengthening Sanitation Directorate and Environment Wing.
According to the details, the Sanitation Directorate and Environment wing has also been given the authority to impose fines and punishments. The CDA Board has delegated the authority to determine the fee to the Chairman CDA. Apart from this, the CDA Board has also approved the amendments in the ICT Building Control By Laws Regulation 2002. While building bylaws have also been approved for construction on IJP and Murree Road. In the board meeting, the ratio of Mouve area to floor area was increased from 3000 yards to 15000 yards. Similarly, the floor area ratio for H series Sector Institutional Building has been increased.
In a recent board meeting, the CDA has decided to increase the floor area ratio of educational plots in Zones 2, 4, and 5 of Islamabad. Additionally, the board has approved the rental of plots specifically for the establishment of schools in the city. These school plots will be leased at concessional rates for a period of 33 years, with the aim of providing access to education for the middle class. Furthermore, the board has decided that all approved housing societies and community centers will also be subject to the same regulations.