CAPITAL SMART CITY
Capital Smart City Overview
Capital Smart City is a grand, state-of-the-art residential project in Pakistan. It is the first ‘Smart City’ in Pakistan and 4th one in Asia. It is becoming one of the most popular housing societies in Pakistan due to its smart features. It is located near new Islamabad International Airport, on Lahore-Islamabad Motorway M-2.
Owner & Developers of CSCI:
Capital Smart City Islamabad is a joint collaboration between Future Holdings Developments and Habib Rafiq(Pvt). Habib Rafiq(Pvt) is a well-known name in the real estate industry in Pakistan, they are developers of Bahria and DHA in Islamabad. They have also successfully executed their own housing societies in Sargodha, Multan, and Sahiwal by the name of Royal Orchard Multan, Royal Orchard Sarghodha and Royal Orchard Sahiwal respectively.
Future Developments Holdings (Pvt.) Limited
FDHL is one of the top Pakistani real estate developers and asset management company, that assists in developing futuristic smart cities to not only provide a luxurious up-scale living but also profitable contributions to its clients.
FDHL is a group association registered under Companies Ordinance 1984. Multiple National and international business entities have come together to form this organization. FDHL is a combination of China Liaoning International Economic and Technical Cooperation Group Corporation Ltd (CLIC) and Engineering Dimensions (Pvt.) Limited (EDL) – Two of the leading companies with expertise in leadership and technical skills.
FDHL is devoted to providing advanced modern living experience in its residential and industrial zones. These zones are all linked via the vital Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M-2) and areas around the CPEC Route, with designated interchanges for direct access.
About Habib Rafiq Pvt. LTD
Habib Rafiq Pvt. Ltd is a construction and development group based in Pakistan which has been responsible for some of the most prestigious construction and engineering projects over the past five decades. Its achievements have been the direct result of pure dedication and obligation to their customer demands and needs in Pakistan as well as abroad. It also earned ISO 9000 certification due to its quality management process.
HRL has been the pioneer in revolutionizing the face of housing infrastructure and development in the last 15 years and is now considered in the most respectable and well-known names in the market.
The mere name Habib Rafiq is considered equivalent to honesty, trust, quality, and professionalism, any real estate development group associated with HRL consider themselves extremely privileged and lucky.
Over the years HRL group has been responsible for developing esteemed housing schemes such as Bahria Town and DHA in Pakistan with complete work including the responsibility of all the infrastructure of these societies i.e. construction of houses, roads, electrical work, mechanical work, water storage, gas pipelines and also the planning services.
Master plan of CSC:
About Surbana Jurong (SJ):
Surbana Jurong (SJ) is a reputed consultancy firm, headquartered in Singapore. SJ is currently one of the largest Asia-based urban, engineering and infrastructure consulting firms, comprising of a global team of over 16,000 employees across more than 120 offices including architects, designers, planners, engineers, and other specialists.
The company believes in shaping cities into homes with sustainable employment opportunities, where communities and businesses can flourish.
A cohesive planning methodology was implemented in creating the master plan of Capital Smart City. The plan includes an exclusive range of facilities to accommodate new commercial, residential and entertainment aspects in the society.
A large part of the master plan of the Smart City is focused on enhancing the natural features of the society and the plan includes new infrastructure such as a public transport network with strategically placed stations, Central Boulevard and a cascade of high-rise buildings are all integrated into the master plan of Capital Smart City Islamabad.
The concept of this project revolves around the idea that the innovative new destination will provide an opportunity to live, work and play, and attract foreign investment.
Capital Smart City Location:
The Capital Smart City Islamabad (CSCI) is located in the Rawalpindi Region of Islamabad, near the new Islamabad International Airport.
The project is located at Lahore-Islamabad Motorway at a distance of 9.2 km from M-2 Toll Plaza near Thalian interchange, falling on the eastern route of CPEC. Only 5-6 minutes away from the new Islamabad airport.
Capital Smart City Map:
CSCI Total Area:
Capital Smart society first covers a total land of 55,000 Kanal, it is 10 times bigger than its neighboring society University Town. It will be one of the closest housing society to the new Islamabad International Airport. The master plan given by society at this moment is provisional and will be extended over time. Additional land will be added to the project and several other blocks will be added to the project in the future.
in August 2019, authorities had submitted the request of extension of land. After the approval of extension now in June, 2020 land of Capital Smart City is equal to 80,000 kanal. it will be the biggest housing society in its near by area.
It can be easily accessed through Main Chakri road from M-2 Motorway and via ring road in the near future. The society is also directly accessible to the surrounding areas via the national highway, Lahore-Islamabad M-2 Motorway. It will also have its own designated interchange from the motorway which has been approved by FWO.
NOC and Planning Permission:
NOC of Capital Smart City Islamabad was approved by the RDA and is one of the legal housing projects in that area. However, the first NOC granted to society is currently under revision due to the additional land acquired so the society is awaiting its NOC for the revised plan for the extended blocks in the society. It is expected to be granted soon.
Salient Features of Capital Smart City:
This society offers its occupants a unique and modern living experience to enjoy ahead of its time facilities. By Incorporating advanced technology and introducing smart features this housing society will become the very first Smart City in Pakistan. We are listing below some of the salient features of this society:
- Eco-Friendly City
- Advanced Security
- Green and Clean environment
- Metro bus system
- Underground Electricity
- 24/7 Water, gas & electricity
- Smart apps i.e. traffic, weather, electricity, internet
- Hotels, Shopping centers, and Sports clubs
- Smart and modern Housing plan
- World Class infrastructure
- Overseas block
- Mosques, Parks, lakes
- Recreational Activities
- 18-Hole Golf Course
- Moven Pick hotels & Resorts
- Designated interchange from M-2
- Close proximity to Islamabad and Rawalpindi
Facilities in Capital Smart City:
The capital smart city is striving to promote and develop strategic growth in the area along with attracting future investments. The concept for Smart City is to achieve a smart radial growth pattern keeping in consideration the major facilities and services incorporated to maximize efficiency in the lives of its residents.
The major key factors introduced in the society are listed as follows along with their features stated by the Capital Smart City.
Elements of a Smart City:
A Smart City comprises of these elements to cultivate a modern community
SMART ECONOMY, SMART HOUSING, SMART ENVIRONMENT
A Smart City aims to provide a unique, sustainable development and services in its surroundings. Capital Smart City Islamabad fulfills all the requirements of an enthralling smart city including the following:
The society will facilitate its residents by becoming the first commercial center in the region and attracting international businesses and investors to invest in the sensational housing project. Capital Smart City will also create a variety of commercial and service sector job opportunities hence contributing to the economic condition of Pakistan.
COMFORTABLE & QUALITY LIVING
The society is designed in a way that creates a resilient social environment in the region so the people can enjoy an alluring and peaceful living and the society can become a hub for commercial, residential and recreational opportunities.
STATE OF THE ART INFRASTRUCTURE
Capital Smart City is striving to achieve a sustainable transportation system to ensure a network for road users, pedestrians, cyclists, and other mobility need. The society will introduce a state of the art transport infrastructure with higher efficiency.
IDENTITY & HERITAGE
The society will become an iconic destination for both international and residents, with new landmarks build in the society with new religious and cultural centers, Capital Smart City will become a trademark of uniqueness and heritage.
The master plan of Capital Smart City is planned in such a way that the infrastructure of the society is built to enhance the natural features of society and keeping the development as eco-friendly as possible. The advanced solid waste management system integrated into the society as well as the adequate supply of water and electricity is one of the most important provisions of this innovative housing scheme.
The society is planned in a way that makes the conservation of natural resources a priority and ensures that the natural areas of the surroundings are not disturbed and Capital Smart City becomes a society where the residents can truly experience an environment of peace and tranquility.
Capital Smart City Blocks
The capital smart city announced its overseas block in the society at London Dorchester on 20th February 2018. It is the first society to have introduced a specially designed overseas block in any housing society for the first time in Pakistan, exclusively reserved for overseas Pakistani residing abroad.
With this initiative, Capital Smart City has aimed to offer a secure and valuable investment opportunity for overseas Pakistanis to invest in Pakistan. Due to the supreme location & facilities, Overseas Block has immediately become the heart of Capital Smart City.
Very soon this block will become the desired future destination of Pakistanis living abroad. To book a residential or commercial plot in the Overseas block of Capital Smart City one has to attach a copy of their or Overseas National Identity card along with all the other relevant documents.
Location of Overseas Block:
Overseas Block of Capital Smart City is located in the upper area to the right side of the main boulevard of the society, next to Motorway M-2. The overseas Block will be accessible directly via the proposed designated Interchange from the Motorway.
Plot Sizes & Price Plan of Overseas Block:
The Overseas Block consists of 5 Marla, 7 Marla, 10 Marla, 12 Marla, 1 Kanal & 2 Kanal plots that will cater to the needs of Overseas Pakistanis.
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Why Invest in Capital Smart City Overseas Block:
The overseas block holds a high significance in the Capital Smart City housing project. It depicts acknowledgment and appreciation for all the hard work and effort Pakistani citizens living abroad have provided for our country. Capital Smart City is providing a safe and profitable opportunity for overseas Pakistani citizens to invest in their homeland.
To make the process easiest as possible online booking has been made available for the people who wish to invest in this project from where ever country they are currently living in.
Required Documents for Booking in Overseas Block:
- 2 Passport size pictures
- 2 Photocopies of your NICOP
- 2 Photocopies of Your next to Kin/ Nominee ID Card
- Booking amount of the plot
Possession of Overseas Block:
The possession of the plots in the overseas block of the society is expected to be granted by the first quarter of 2020. The investors should keep up with the payment plan and pay the installments of the booked plan to avoid any delays in the possession and allocation of your plots.
Capital Smart city launched “Executive Block” in the society on the 2nd of May 2019 at the launch ceremony of the society. The company also gave a short briefing about the salient features of this new block and presented an opportunity for the clients of the general block to shift their plots into the executive block for a limited time.
The officials offered the conversion of these plots for only a short while, 24th May 2019 was the last date of submission of the application after which 30% additional amount is to be paid the society for conversion or booking a new plot in this block. The price of plots in Executive block is 30% higher than the General Block and for people who wish to convert their plot after the deadline, they will now have to pay an additional price as well as a fixed fee.
Initially, the society started its booking with the general block of the society which further got expanded into different blocks. The society compromises of different sizes of residential and commercial plots in the society ranging from 5 Marla to 1 & 2 Kanal plots in different blocks.
Location of General Block in Capital Smart City:
The location of the general block of the capital smart city lies after the Overseas Block of the society which is located at the right of Main Boulevard of Capital Smart City. You can check the following master plan to get a rough idea of where the general blog is situated.