The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has declared Capital Residencia and Royal Gardens in Zone V, Islamabad, as illegal housing schemes.
According to the notice issued under section 49-C of the CDA Ordinance 1960 and ICT Zoning Regulations 1992, it was highlighted that these projects are being promoted without CDA approval. This contravenes regulations set in 2010, stating that private sponsors must obtain CDA approval before launching housing schemes in Islamabad.
The CDA emphasizes the potential threat to public life and property due to non-compliance with ICT Regulations. It cautions the public against engaging in transactions with these illegal schemes, urging them to verify the scheme’s legal status on the CDA website before investing. The CDA has prohibited utility connections from IESCO, SNGPL, and PTCL to these unauthorized projects.
Additionally, sponsors and management of these illegal schemes are warned against illegal activities such as advertisements, bookings, allotments, and plot transfers. The CDA insists on immediate cessation of construction activities and threatens strict punitive actions, citing the CDA Ordinance 1960, ICT (Zoning) Regulation 1992, and Building Control Regulations 2020 (amended 2023) in case of non-compliance.
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