KPK: “New Peshawar Valley” housing project master plan finalized

A comprehensive master plan for the mega housing project ‘New Peshawar Valley’ of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been finalized. Before the plan is implemented, it will have to be formally approved in the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) board meeting. A meeting has been scheduled for next week in this regard.

Comprehensive Plan Meeting

According to an official handout, the decision was taken in a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan. Besides provincial cabinet members Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Special Assistant to KP CM on Information, Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif, Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Amjad Ali Khan and others also attended the meeting.

During the meeting, authorities gave a detailed briefing on the master plan of the project:

The housing scheme will be established on an area of over 0.1 million of which 36 percent area has been allocated for residential apartments while the remaining area will be utilized for public buildings, commercial areas, parking, parks, open spaces, graveyards, utility areas, and roads. Other facilities have been planned which are indispensable for any modern housing society.

The detailed master plan further states:

76,000 residential plots of different categories have been proposed under the project. Other key features of the project include Sports City, Education and Health City which will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities of international standard and Cultural village, gandhara museum, theme park, forest, adventure area and other facilities.

PDA Meeting To Be Held

During the master plan meeting, the chief minister agreed to the proposed master plan. Now he will hold a meeting with the PDA board next week to formally approve the master plan. Speaking about the project, CM Mahmood Khan said:

New Peshawar Valley is the only project which is being set up under the land sharing formula. All the quarters concerned are directed to fulfil all necessary requirements for issuance of allotment letters of plots to the owners of verified lands by the end of May as per agreed formula. Relevant authorities must also simultaneously start work on different aspects for the project’s speedy completion. All concerned stakeholders must be taken on board in this process.

The residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are excited to see how the project shapes up. Only time will tell how fruitful the government’s efforts are in making ‘New Peshawar Valley’ a reality.

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