CDA plans housing colony for low income peoples in Zone-IV Islamabad

Islamabad (Saturday, September 03, 2011) – Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned to launch a housing colony for lower income group in Zone-IV where a luxurious housing project is already under-development for elite class.
We have decided to develop such a housing project for the lower income group. The Planning Wing is looking for suitable site in the area to launch the project, CDA Member Planning Tahir Shamshad told APP.
He said the decision to launch such a project was made when the CDA Board okayed the Park Enclave project that is purely meant to facilitate the elite class society where one kanal plot has been offered at Rs12 million.
The upcoming housing project would also be located in Zone-IV because the major chunk of land in the area is under Capital Development Authority occupation as it has already been occupied.
Shamshad, who heads the planning wing, said once it is launched, the CDA would try its best to develop the housing colony for lower income group that would surely help rectify the CDA s image that could not develop any residential sector for long.
He said the new housing colony will be located in the same area of Zone-IV where the government has recently allowed housing activity that was previously banned on the pretext of being preserved as National Park Area.
The CDA is in the process of the developing eight sectors for residential purpose but due to one or the other reason, the development activity has been stalled.
The population of Islamabad has swelled to 1.3 million and the estimated housing requirement stands at 200,000 according to the set parameter of 6.5 persons per household.
Currently, 125,000 housing units are available showing the shortfall of 75,000 housing units in the capital city.