CDA to develop I-12 as commercial hub


The Capital Development Authority (CDA) plans to development Sector I-12 as a state-of-the-art commercial hub of twin cities for promotion of trade and economic activities.

CDA Chairman Syed Tahir Shahbaz on Friday chaired a meeting to review progress on planning and designing of commercial plots in Sector I-12. On the occasion, Member Planning and Design Syed Mustafain Kazmi and concerned officers of the Planning Wing were present on the occasion.

The CDA chairman said that Sector I-12 has great significance as it is a gateway between the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. He said that the CDA is striving hard to promote business and economic activities in the capital, adding that all-out efforts would be made to develop Sector I-12 as an economic base for commercial activities.
The chairman directed the member planning and design to plan the infrastructure in line with modern techniques. He also directed for a joint and effective consultation with the concerned formations of the authority for the development of the state-of-the-art commercial zone in Sector I-12.

Syed Tahir Shahbaz said that the CDA is offering commercial plots of different categories for open bidding in different developed sectors of the city, including hotels, shopping malls and wedding halls, which would help boost the business and trade activities in the federal capital.

Earlier, Member Planning and Design Syed Mustafain Kazmi said that the Planning and designing Wing has demarcated 52 commercial plots in Markaz I-12 as per approval of the CDA Board and the size of each commercial plot is 1,096 square yards.

He said that the design theme of Markaz I-12 would be Twin-City Saddar Market, while all four provinces of Pakistan have been represented in the design theme with the 5th block of Gilgit-Baltistan having Kashmir Mall. He said that all blocks have been interconnected in a way to facilitate pedestrians without any hassle. The member planning and design further informed that two plots for hotels have also been planned, adding that a mosque would be constructed in Markaz I-12. He said that all commercial plots would be offered through open bidding in transparent manner.

CDA Chairman Syed Tahir Shahbaz said that Sector I-12 is located along I J Principal Road and is a centre of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. In addition to all these advantages, Markaz I-12 would be the best business and trade centre of twin cities.