RDA seals site offices of five illegal housing schemes in Taxila

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Staff Reporter

Directorate Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE) Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) in line with directives of its Chairman Muhammad Arif Abbasi continues strict action against illegal housing schemes.
During operation conducted in tehsil Taxila of Rawalpindi on Sunday, the MP&TE Directorate sealed site offices of five illegal housing schemes including Faisal Town/Iqbal Town, Wah Residencia, Fahad Town Phase 1, II and III, Wah Enclave Residencia and CPEC Mall.
The MP&TE RDA said under section Punjab Private Housing schemes and Land Subdivision Rules 2010 notices have been issued to the owners of above mentioned five illegal housing schemes. MP&TE Directorate RDA’s Staff including Deputy Director Planning, Superintendent Scheme, Scheme Inspector and others with the assistance of the police from concerned police station carried out operation against above mentioned five illegal housing schemes.
The owners of these properties were running illegal housing schemes site offices in violation of Punjab Private Housing schemes and Land Subdivision Rules 2010.
RDA spokesman Hafiz Muhammad Irfan said Director General (DG) RDA has directed MP&TE Directorate to take strict action against illegal/unauthorized housing schemes, their development/construction of booking and site offices and encroachments without any fear or favour.
The MP&TE Directorate advised general public that in their own interest they should not make any investment in any illegal/unauthorized Housing Scheme which status declared illegal by RDA. It could be checked on RDA website www.rda.gop.pk. Otherwise, they themselves will be responsible for their losses.
The RDA also requested Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO), Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) and PTCL not to extend services to illegal housing schemes as their status is unapproved/illegal.

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