RDA (Rawalpindi Development Authority) is scaling new urban development limits and plan for Rawalpindi. This development plan has been devised keeping in view the environmental and urban needs for next 25 years.
To prepare this plan, Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has hired Mott MacDonald Pakistan Company to determine the new urban limits.
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Why is there need for a new development Plan?
Rawalpindi is undoubtedly a crowded place to be. The traffic and road situations also have room for improvement. Hence, realizing the need for betterment RDA has come up with a solution and decides a 25 year development plan for the city.
The new urban development plan is intended to improve the city’s aesthetics and promote sustainable development. It is hoped that the city will have a more organized and pleasant infrastructure in future.
What does RDA’s New Development Plan include?
The RDA’s new development plan would suggest four zones for development. The boundaries of these zones have been established after collaborating with the local government for four tehsils, housing schemes, industrial areas, and central business places.
The areas other than the site development zones will be reserved for growing agriculture and plantation for a green environment.
What are the four zones of RDA’s new plan?
RDA’s new development plan for Rawalpindi includes the following zones:
- Green zone
- Industrial zone
- Agro-farm zones
- Residential zone
Peri Urban Structure Plan for Tehsil Gujar Khan
Meetings and surveys have been conducted to review the peri urban structure plan of Tehsil Gujar Khan. Meetings with stakeholders, group discussions, and vision development workshop are also part of this process but are not limited to this only.
- 1985’s Outline Development Plan of Gujar Khan has been reviewed considering the population growth in the region.
- The proposed Development Zone will be spread over 1906 acres of land. This zone will include residential, commercial, and industrial projects.
- Semi-development and Non-development Zone are also demarcated in the plan, which will include Agricultural & Agri-farm zone and Eco-friendly zone.
- Two 150 feet wide bypass roads (one in the southern part and the other northern part) are also proposed to be built. The purpose is to curtail the crowd in the central parts of the city.
The proposed Peri Urban Structure Plan for Tehsil Gujar Khan is available on RDA’s official website. Public, private institutes, stakeholders, and other organizations are welcome to comment on this plan.
Objections and suggestions can be submitted to Director Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE) RDA, within 7 days after the notice was made public.
What is the progress of RDA’s new development plan?
The new maps of the city have been prepared in accordance with the new Urban development plan. The proposed maps along with the plan have also been shared with assistant commissioners of the four tehsils for discussion with local stakeholders and the general public.
RDA has also prepared a Peri Urban Structure Plan for Tehsil Gujar Khan. Click here for details.
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Call for Suggestions from Public!
Yes! The public is allowed to submit their objection and suggestions, to the Director Town Planner Mohammad Tahir Meo and assistant commissioners, regarding the new development plan for Rawalpindi.
The RDA’s new development plan for Rawalpindi is available on the RDA’s for public review. The comments from the public will be accepted within ten days after the notice was issued.