Tuesday June 18, 2024

CDA all set to auction commercial plots

May 29, 2023

Islamabad:The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is all set to auction commercial plots in Blue Area and other developed sectors of the federal capital, beginning today (Monday), aiming to generate more revenue for the city and attract investors to participate in the auction.

Talking to this agency on Sunday, an official in the authority urged interested investors to participate in the auction, which will take place at the Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad. The development is expected to have a significant impact on the commercial estate market in the capital city. He said that the auction in various sectors of the Islamabad capital territory would continue till May 31, adding that the Authority has already publicized the auction schedule of various plots in different newspapers.

The official said that the real estate experts had announced it as a must-avail investment opportunity for investors nationwide and overseas. The participants investing in the public sale can possess commercial plots with legal protection.

The details about the commercial plots located in the developed sectors of the federal capital included various centres, agro farms, petrol pumps, E-11 northern strip, Class-III shopping centre, Park Enclave commercial and Blue Area E-11/F-11, Canopy side, he added. The official said that the participant who would submit full payment within 30 days of the bid acceptance letter would be offered 10 percent rebate on the remaining amount.

He said the list of protocols announced by the Authority in the auction voucher for prospective investors included a facilitation team''s presence mandatory for the assistance of investors. The 25 percent amount of the bid amount would be considered the first installment, which should be submitted within thirty days of bid acceptance, CDA to collect the advance tax on a pro-rata basis, site and marketing offices charges would not be included, the building plan will be approved after the submission of 1st instalment.

The official said the CDA auction voucher allowed accommodated investors with a one-window directorate to make their payments. The investors can also pay through selected Askari, UBL, HBL, MCB and Bank of Punjab branches from March 25 onwards. The official said the CDA advertisement also included details about the flexible completion period for commercial plots included 3 years: 1,000 yards, 4 years: 1,000 to 3,000 yards and 5 years above 3,000 yards.