Peshawar: Chief Minister KP Mahmood Ahmed Khan has ordered the concerned officials to issue an acquisition letter to the owners so that work on the mega housing scheme should physically be started. While chairing a meeting on the new Peshawar valley housing Scheme the CM directed that the physical work may be expedited. As per the master plan of the New Peshawar Valley, the housing scheme will be established on 1,86,400 Kanal of land. Out of the total area, 41 percent has been allocated for residential purposes and 28 percent for the construction of roads.
Earlier, the progress of the project so far made was discussed. It was informed that 8000 kanal of the area has so far been cleared for the implementation of the project and the master plan of the project has also been formally approved by the PDA Board. The chief minister directed the officials concerned to immediately finalize the matters related to land acquisition and preparation of PC-1 of the project. In this regard, he said a PDA sub-office, police, and revenue staff posts on the site of the scheme may be set up. The meeting was attended by Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information, Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif, Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Principal Secretary to CM Amjad Ali, Secretary for Local Government, Zaheerul Islam, DG Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) Fayaz Ali Shah and officials attended the meeting.
AS per the master plan initially, 62056 plots of different categories would be constructed that including 16,312 plots of 3 marlas, 17,201 of 5 marlas, 3,402 plots of 7 marlas, 9,526 plots of 10 marlas, 13,415 plots of 1 Kanal, 1,494 plots of 2 Kanal and 706 plots of 4 Kanal. It is also included in the master plan that 8,000 Kanal of land is being reserved for residential plots to be allotted on a need basis. The master plan also includes the construction of a state-of-the-art Civil Secretariat, Sports City, Media Enclave, Education, and Health City. It is also informed that some 16 % of the total area has been reserved for parks and open spaces, 7 % for public buildings and 5 % for commercial activities, and 2 % for graveyards. Overall the scheme is a complete package in itself.