The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has officially approved the construction of skyscrapers in the city. During the meeting, a number of issues were discussed by the board including the establishment of a commercial strip in the sector I-9.
Other things discussed included the changing of road names, cancellation of plots and their restoration policies.
The board came to an agreement that such high buildings could be constructed in areas that have right of way of 300 yards in Blue Area, and in sectors G-8,9,10, and 11 and along the Kashmir Hiway.
The construction of these skyscrapers will be decided by the federal commission which is currently working on the new master plan for Islamabad.
CDA has also ensured that the new policies will only be applied to new buildings only. And as for any existing multi-story buildings, there will be no changes allowed. The board also agreed that only large plots will be used for such buildings.
The policy stated that no more than an area of 2,400 square yards (sqyds) can be covered on a plot of 3,000 sqyds and buildings no taller than 18 stories will be allowed.