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Capital Smart City Islamabad is the first housing society in Pakistan that is being commissioned on the smart city concept. The concept of a Capital Smart City is based on the collection, storage, and deduction from real-time data. The Islamabad CSC is a project of Habib Rafiq Limited and its counterpart in the project namely Future Development Holding. The Capital Smart City Islamabad has been planned to provide eco-friendly and sustainable living to residents. CSC is set to be located near the Thalian interchange on the Motorway M2 in close proximity to New Islamabad International Airport.
This is the only housing society, approved by RDA, to be granted formal permission of FWO and the National Highway Authority to construct a motorway interchange. Since its debut in 2018, CSC Islamabad has seen an increase in demand. Location and developer’s repute are two main points that real estate investors in Pakistan consider before making an investment. When it comes to the reputation of the developer, Habib Rafiq Limited has an excellent record of developing the Defense Housing Authority, Bahria Towns, Multan International Airport, etc. Apart from this, HRL is also the developer of Royal Orchard Multan and all upcoming Royal Orchard Societies in Pakistan.
Capital Smart City Developers
Capital Smart City Islamabad is developed as a result of collaboration by two of the most renowned and biggest developers Future Developments Holdings (Pvt.) Limited and Habib Rafiq (Pvt) Limited. It is the fruit of their collaboration that today Pakistan has smart cities which offer amenities the same as the cities of first world countries like Newyork, Copenhagen, Berlin, and Singapore.
Capital Smart City NOC
Capital Smart City Islamabad falls in the territory, which comes under the jurisdiction of Rawalpindi Development Authority. The good news for investors and potential investors is that the RDA has already approved the Capital Smart City NOC.
There are a bunch of other housing societies in the area where Capital Smart City is located but there are almost zero societies that have acquired NOC from RDA. Not only this, there is a general perception that RDA takes up to months and sometimes years to grant societies their NOC, but comparatively, Capital Smart City NOC was granted in record time. This all proves the legitimacy and potential of the project.
If you want to confirm the status of NOC by yourself, you can check it on the official website of RDA. This project is listed under the list of legal/approved housing societies. Sometimes the Capital Smart City NOC status can appear as ‘under-review’ on the official website of RDA. That doesn’t indicate that it is an illegal project or does not have its NOC. The only reason behind it is that when a society is extended, it has to apply for NOC all over again, RDA conducts all its reviews again, and then the NOC is reviewed. CSC Islamabad keeps adding new blocks or expanding, and every time it does so, Capital Smart City owners and developers fulfill their legal obligation and apply for renewal of NOC. That neither makes the society illegal nor its already acquired NOC null and void.
Islamabad Capital Smart City Location & Map
The Capital Smart City location and map in the suburbs of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The society lies near the Thalian Interchange on Islamabad – Lahore Motorway M2. The housing society is a 5-minute drive from New Islamabad International Motorway. On the other side, the housing society bisects Chakri Road from Rawalpindi. CSC is one of the only societies in the area that has a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA). Also, this society has also been approved by the National Highway Authority (NHA) and FWO to construct a dedicated interchange on Lahore – Islamabad motorway.
The location also lies in close proximity to the proposed Rawalpindi Ring Road as well as the upcoming China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route. According to the location and map of CSCI, is construct on a land area of 60000 Kanals. The river Sill and adjunct Chauhan Dam lie within the housing society. It is one of the only housing societies in the region that has access to natural water resources. Apart from this, the housing society is strategically located to enjoy undisrupted access from the major roads of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Capital Smart City Masterplan
Capital Smart City masterplan is designed by the collaboration of recognized national and renowned international developers. Singapore-based consultancy firm Surbana Jurong (SJ) and Norman Foster are the most recognized names that collaborated in masterplan development.
Surbana Jurong Singaporean government-owned consultancy company focusing on infrastructure and urban development, which played an important role in revolutionizing the infrastructure of Singapore. With over 16,000 employees across more than 120 offices, it is currently the largest infrastructure development firm in Asia. The other key developer of Capital Smart City Masterplan is Norman Foster, an English architect, and designer, with more than 5 decades of experience. Due to his services in the world of architecture, he has been given the title of ‘Sir’ by the Queen of England herself. Just like the exceptional developers, the master plan is exceptional itself.
A substantial percentage of the Capital Smart City master plan is focusing on optimizing the natural characteristics of the community and preserving its eco-friendliness. It includes infrastructure developments such as a public transit system with conveniently positioned stations, Central Boulevard, and a cascade of high-rise buildings, parks & zoos, commercial developments, and dozens of similar things. Capital Smart City Islamabad master plan is build on the Township Model and will be a grade-8 development. The natural landscape i.e., green lands and parks will take up more than 30% of the land area. Capital Smart City also be unique in the way that no natural asset is harm or destroye in the course of construction.
Capital Smart City Area and Land
Currently, the Capital Smart City Islamabad has a total land area of 55,000 Kanal making it the largest housing society in that neighborhood besides being the closest residential project to the upcoming Islamabad International Airport.
Society’s master plan is tentative at the present and will be expand throughout time. The additional property will be add to the project, as well as numerous other blocks in the future. Due to overwhelming responses from the investors, Capital Smart City Islamabad expansion is under pipeline. Authorities made a proposal for land expansion in August 2019. After the extension, the area of Capital Smart City will be equal to 80,000 Kanal, approximately, making it the largest housing society in the surrounding area.
As per the Capital Smart City Masterplan, the housing society will be easily accessible from all the prominent points of twin metropolitans. It is easily accessible from the M-2 Motorway through the Main Chakri road and, in the near future, via the ring road, once that will be complete and functional. The national motorway and Lahore-Islamabad M-2 Motorway connect the society to the adjoining municipalities. It will also have its own FWO-approved authorized interchange from the highway in the future.