Balochistan govt mulls revising master plan of Quetta

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Islamabad

Balochistan government was planning to revise the master plan of Quetta to channelise its present as well as future growth in a scientific and planned manner. The provincial capital lacked planning for urbanisation and was also dotted with unauthorised constructions.
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan reviewed the progress on the revision of master plan of Quetta and master planning of 30 other towns of the province while chairing a meeting here.
The Urban Planning and Development Secretary informed the meeting that the ongoing tendering process for the services of consultant for revising Quetta Master Plan would be completed by end of this month. The meeting expressed concern over the situation arising out of construction of commercial buildings in residential areas in Quetta city. In this regard, it was decided to amend the relevant rules and regulations of the Metropolitan Corporation Quetta and the Quetta Development Authority.
An immediate ban was imposed on the transfer of residential plots to commercial in the city. The meeting has also banned the new construction on roads being constructed under Quetta package including Sariab, Qambrani, Nawan Kali, Sabzal, Radio Pakistan, Nawan Kali Bypass, Hanna, Joint Road, Prince Road and Patel Road.—APP

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