Capital Smart City Interchange Motorway has been approved by National Highway Authority
Luckily, in a recent Executive Board meeting of the NHA held on 4th February 2022, the Capital Smart City interchange was one of the major agenda points for the members to discuss. After the meeting, the Executive Board has formally announced the approval for the motorway interchange for Capital Smart City. The reason behind this approval was that the society had completed all the requirements proposed by the NHA. Therefore, the formal approval for the Capital Smart City Interchange has been granted, and its construction work will start very soon. Because as per the rules of NHA, after the formal approval of the capital smart city motorway interchange, it should start construction work within one year. For more information click here.
Impact of Capital Smart City Motorway Interchange on society
Capital smart city motorway interchange approval is a moment of pride for society. In a recent Executive Board meeting of the National Highway Authority, the Capital Smart City Islamabad was granted official approval for a motorway interchange at km 332-333 on Islamabad-Lahore Motorway. Before that access point of the Capital Smart City was only from the main Chakri Road, which had too much traffic and crowd.
The society did not have direct access to the M-2 Islamabad-Lahore Motorway. Therefore, the visitors had only the option of entering the society through the Chakri Road access point. However, it required the visitors to drive on a longer route to enter the Capital Smart City. Besides this, since the Chakri road is busy with too much traffic. It is very difficult for visitors to access society easily.
Thus, the CSC owner struggled to achieve this and formally applied for a capital smart city motorway interchange. It is important to know that this development will surely shift the demand for the Capital Smart City to new heights in the real estate market. To start the construction work on the interchange, the owner of the society will award the capital smart city motorway interchange tender very soon.
Capital Smart City Motorway Interchange Construction Work
Hopefully, the construction work on the capital smart city motorway interchange will start in the next two months. Interestingly, after this great achievement, society will benefit from it. However, some specific areas/ districts of the capital smart city will get an edge over others and more beneficiaries of the interchange. For instance, Overseas Central, Overseas East, Gate Precinct, and Executive District. Compared to other districts, these are the closest distance to the dedicated interchange. Nevertheless, all the districts and areas of the society will be beneficiaries from this interchange because it is not a plus point for only one district but the overall society.
Aside from this, we note that the infrastructural work in the capital Smart City is going fast. However, it is still hoped that the construction work will get more quickly after the formal approval of the capital smart city motorway interchange. Besides this, after the Capital Smart City interchange approval, the prices of plots in the society will also increase. The reason is that now it is one of the few residential societies with a dedicated motorway interchange. Three housing societies have a true interchange. They are Capital Smart City, Top City, and Eighteen City. All three are in Islamabad.
In addition, after constructing the capital smart city motorway interchange, the society can be accessed very easily from all sides, and the traffic within society will be divided smoothly. Notably, there is another access point of the society, called the Ring Road interchange. It is located on a drive of 6-7 km far away from the North-Eastern part of the society. Aside from this, the Capital Smart City interchange on M-2 Motorway will also positively affect other nearby societies. Like, Blue World City and others. Since other adjacent societies do not have designated interchange, they can use the Capital Smart City interchange route to reach the motorway.
National Highway Authority
The National Highway Authority (NHA) was established in 1991 through an act of the Parliament for the planning, development, operation, repair, and maintenance of national highways and strategic roads. Specially entrusted to National Highway Authority by the Federal Government or by a Provincial Government or other authority concerned. The top hierarchy meeting of the NHA is called the Executive Board meeting.
The NHA Executive Board meeting approves proposals, schemes, and projects budgeted between Rs 50-100 million. In addition, the NHA Executive Board meeting also considers projects through the Ministry to CDWP or ECNEC exceeding Rs 100 million. The members of this meeting are the Chairman NHA, IG National Highways, and Pakistan Motorway Police (or nominee), Additional Secretary Finance, Member/ Additional Secretary Planning and Development Division, Joint Secretary-II Ministry of Communication, Senior Chief NTRC, Vice President NESPAK, Member (Finance) NHA, and Member (Planning) NHA.
How does NHA approve the motorway interchanges?
National Highway Authority has certain pre-conditions for approving the request for motorway interchanges. There are some requirements to approve motorway interchanges. Like, NHA does not permit the approval of a motorway interchange within 10 km of an existing interchange. After carefully viewing this condition, the NHA allows interchange for access to (or) from Motorway/expressway/link road. For formal approval of the interchange, the NHA has certain conditions.
For instance, the entity should apply for proper permission after completing 75% of the infrastructure development. Furthermore, there should be adequate land for constructing the interchange in the name of the National Highway Authority without any cost to NHA. It is important to note that the land remains the property of NHA. After fulfilling these conditions, NHA will issue NOC to the applicant after the formal approval by the Executive Board. For more information contact Makaan Solutions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many motorway interchanges are approved for the housing societies in Pakistan?
There have been three motorway interchanges approved for the residential societies until this time. It includes the capital smart city motorway interchange, Top City, and Eighteen City. All these three are in Islamabad.
When will the construction work on the capital smart city motorway interchange start?
As per the rules of the NHA, after issuing the formal approval for a motorway interchange, the Capital Smart City should start the construction work within one year. Therefore, it is hoped that the construction work will begin very soon.
How many access points the Capital Smart City has other than the motorway interchange?
The Capital Smart City has five access points other than the dedicated motorway interchange. Two of them are proposed to be constructed soon, linking with the society’s Capital Block District and Sports District. The other two access points, which are active, link with the Overseas Prime District. The last access point, which is proposed to be constructed in the near time, is the Ring Road interchange. This interchange falls 6-7 km from the North-Eastern part of the Capital Smart City. So, society can be accessed from every part.
Capital Smart City Interchange approved by NHA
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