ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) to launch comprehensive operation in approved housing societies situated in Zone II and V of the city against violations of building and zoning regulations.
In line with the efforts of the authority to ensure implementation of building by-laws and curtail haphazard constructions in the outskirts of the city particularly in the housing societies falling in territorial limits of Islamabad, Building Control Directorate –II has been directed to plan a comprehensive and result-oriented operation. During the operation, sealing off the premises violating the building and zoning regulations 2005 and demolishing of illegal constructions would be carried out.
It is worth mentioning here that earlier CDA has given sufficient time to housing societies, individual builders and others for obtaining approval of their building plans from the authority and address violations on their own and to follow the building and zoning regulations in true letter and spirit.
In this connection, initially, field operations were conducted in different Housing Societies aimed to instigate people who have invested in the private housing societies in different Zones of CDA to submit their building plans for obtaining formal approval for the competent authorities and remove violations from their Commercial or residential premises. Citizens in large numbers approached the authority for the approval of commercial and residential building plans and removed violations voluntarily on their own. However, now in the second phase action is being taken against the violators who have not yet complied with the instructions of the authority even after the lapse of ample time.