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KP CM wants all prerequisites for Gandhara Valley City project completed

June 18, 2021

PESHAWAR: Terming the proposed Gandhara Valley City (Peshawar Model Town) project as the largest residential scheme of the province, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday directed the quarters concerned to complete all the prerequisites, including detailed engineering designs, within minimum possible time.

He was presiding over a meeting on Peshawar Revival Plan at the Chief Minister's House, said a handout. Provincial ministers Timur Saleem Jhagra, Akbar Ayub Khan, Member Provincial Assembly Asif Khan, administrative secretaries of concerned departments, Commissioner Peshawar, CCPO, DG PDA, and other officials attended the meeting.

“All the requirements must be completed so that the formal ground-breaking of the project can be performed,” the chief minister added. He also directed the concerned authorities to ensure progress on the construction of the remaining section of the Ring Road project as per the timelines.

Earlier, the meeting reviewed the progress so far made on various mega projects being executed under Peshawar Revival Plan. It was informed that the proposed project was four times bigger than Hayatabad Town. Gandhara Valley City covers an area of about 106,000 kanals, with a capacity of more than 82,000 plots of various sizes.

The meeting was also briefed on the zoning plan of the project and it was informed that the entire town has been divided into 23 different zones out of which 17 are residential zones.

Section-4 has been imposed for land acquisition for the project while work on Section-5 has also started, the meeting was told, adding, regulations for land acquisition on the basis of land sharing formula would be presented in the next meeting of the board. The PC-2 of the project has been approved by the relevant forum while the process of hiring a consultant for the planning and detailed engineering design of the project was in the final stages. The meeting was further informed that PC-1 of Peshawar Bus Stand project has been submitted to PDWP for approval and work has begun on land acquisition.