Real estate is one of the biggest businesses in the world that requires a large amount of capital but on the other hand, it also has a large amount of profit. Over the past few years, the business of building housing societies has become a trend across the country and many fraudsters have taken advantage of this trend to create illegal societies.
As you know, Rawalpindi is the fourth largest city in Pakistan and is also a hub for business and investors. There are hundreds of housing societies in Rawalpindi but very few of them are approved by Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA). Some societies are under process and some have been declared illegal by the RDA.
Here a question comes to our mind that should the housing society be approved? So yes every housing society must have approval or NOC from the city authority because people prefer approved housing societies to build houses and investors also feel safe investing in approved schemes.
RDA Approved Societies
Rawalpindi has a large number of housing societies and most of them do not have NOC from RDA. Some societies are in the process of getting approval and most of them are declared illegal on RDA websites. A rough estimate is that around 300 housing societies are illegal and only 69 are legal under the RDA.
In 2021, the RDA cracked down on illegal housing societies, demolishing their offices and main gates and sealing some. Recently Director General RDA again sent notices to 12 illegal houses. So following is the list of RDA approved societies in Rawalpindi.
RDA Approved Societies list 2023
|Sr#||Society Name||Location / Mouza|
|1||Top city I||Bajnial|
|3||Safari Villas II||Kotha Kalan|
|4||Safari Villas I||Kotha Kalan|
|5||Mumtaz City||Pind Nasrala|
|6||Faisal Town||Chahan, Barkat, Noghazi|
|7||Garden Villas||Dhagal ( Merged with DHA )|
|8||Shalimar Town||Nasrala & Chahan|
|9||Bahria Paradise||Kotha Kalan|
|10||Snober City||Kalri, Kalyal|
|13||Capital smart city||Mandwal and Chahan|
|16||Gandhara City||Pind Nasrala|
|17||Fazaia housing scheme||Gangal|
|18||University Town Pvt Ltd||Bajnial|
|19||Tarnol housing scheme||Nasrallah and Chahan|
|20||Up-country enclosure||Kot Kolian, Rupa, Jataal|
|21||Airport green gardens||Bajnial|
|22||Elite Reverie housing scheme||Phamra and bajnial|
|23||CBR Cooperative society||Kot Kolian|
|24||Kohsar view housing project||Lakhu|
|25||Bahria Town Phase VIII (partially)||Shahpur|
|26||Bahria Town Phase I, II & III (partially)||Kotha Kalan|
|27||Taj residencia ( extension)||Sheikpur|
|28||Docter’s Cooperative Housing Society||Lohi Bher|
|29||Abad Cooperative Housing Society||Kaliyal|
|30||Municipal Cooperation Co-operative Housing Scheme (Sector A&B)||Bagga Sheikhan ( merged with DHA)|
|31||Pakistan employees cooperative housing society||Mohri Khatran and Gurbal|
|32||Work, no words cooperative housing society ( Gulshan e Fatima )||Rupa|
|33||Shifa Cooperative Housing scheme||Gangal|
|34||Rawalpindi Railway employees cooperative housing society||Lohi Bher|
|35||PARC Cooperative Housing Scheme||Bagga Sheikhan|
|36||Golden Jubilee Cooperative housing society||Kotha Kalan|
|37||Rabia bungalows Memon construction company Pvt Ltd||Kotha Kalan|
|38||Boston avenue housing project||Kotha Kalan|
|39||Foreign Office Employees Cooperative Housing Society||Lakhu, Nasrala, Rupa|
|40||Judicial Employees Cooperative Housing Society||Gangal|
|41||Pakistan Atomic Energy Employees Cooperative Housing Society||Abban Chak|
|42||Revenue employees cooperative housing society||Morgah (merged with DHA)|
|43||PIA Officers co-operative housing society||Adyala|
|44||T&T employees cooperative housing society||Dhagal|
|45||Federation of railway employees and other cooperate housing societies||Chaklala|
|46||Army welfare housing scheme (defense 1)||Morgah (emerged as DHA)|
|47||Eastridge housing scheme (cornerstone Pvt Ltd)||Kotha Kalan|
|48||Commoner Sky gardens housing scheme, Murree||Kathaar, mengal|
These are the societies that have legal status on the RDA website and some of these societies are also made for cooperatives and some for government employees.
Importance of Approved Housing Societies
Getting approval from the city development authority is a basic and necessary process for any housing scheme. The reason for approval for the society is to ensure proper utilization of the allotted spaces and plots, graveyards, hospitals, grounds, parks, schools, and all other civic amenities are provided so that the residents of the society do not face hardships.
If a society is not approved by the city authority, the authority may declare it illegal at any time, which may prevent the society from carrying out marketing and other business activities, whereas if the society succeeds in obtaining approval, It is considered legal. This point is in favor of housing societies, now coming to the investor and buyer side.
As far as the investor is concerned, the objective of the investor is to earn profit by investing money, on the other hand, the buyer also prefers to get a good and hassle-free place to build their dream house.
If a society is approved by the city authority, then investors easily invest money in it, similarly, the buyer feels secure while building a house in an approved society.
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