Demand of Rs48.58 billion from ADP to be put into development projects by RDA

Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) demanded Rs48.58 billion from Asian development Bank (ADP) for investing into development projects. This is for the next fiscal year 2019-2010 in regards to 27 developmental projects. These include seven ongoing and 20 new schemes.

For the seven ongoing schemes, a total of Rs6.616 billion had been demanded for Sarwar Road, Qadeer Khan Road, Dry Port Road, rehabilitation of the road from Noor Khan Airbase to Koral Chowk, land acquisition for Rawalpindi Ring Road and its PC-2.

In alignment to Prime Minister’s ‘Clean and Green Pakistan”, RDA has also made changes to their buildings Bylaws for the promotion of high-rise commercial and residential buildings. The Bylaws have been changed on similar lines as of Lahore Development Authority (LDA). These majorly tend to promote tree plantation for environmental control.

RDA has also formed a governing body with an objective to construct plazas on Murree Road and near Liaquat Bagh. Commercialization of 25 roads, building of housing schemes and rain harvesting wells in private houses is also part of the plan. RDA wants to utilize 45 kanals of land of Water Works on Saidpur Road for constructing plazas and apartments for employees of civic agencies.

The body in compliance to law includes finance secretaries, local government, urban development, commissioner Rawalpindi, deputy commissioner, mayor Rawalpindi, RDA Director General and Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) managing director. Three MPAs and two technical members are also a part.

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