RDA preparing master plan for next 25 years.

RAWALPINDI -- The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) chairman Saif Anwar Jappa on Saturday said the authority in collaboration with the local government was preparing a master plan for the district for next 25 years.

He said separate areas would be allocated for the housing schemes, industries and central business.

He said that housing societies and industries would not be allowed outside the designated areas.

He said as per the directives of the government, the agriculture land would be protected to keep the environment neat and clean.

The RDA chairman has requested citizens to give suggestions regarding Periurban Structure Plan and Site Development Zones on the RDA website www.rda.gop.pk.

Meanwhile, the civic body has been trying to prepare the master plan for the last three years. 'The slow pace of work on preparation of master plan allowed the developers of private housing societies to do construction work in their respective areas without any hurdle,' a senior official of RDA requesting not to be named told Dawn.

He said the RDA had failed to regulate the private housing societies in the district and due to its indifferent attitude, the developers...

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