Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has advised citizens to check the status of housing companies on the official website of RDA before investing

According to an RDA spokesperson, RDA on the directives of the Director General (DG) had issued notices to 12 illegal housing schemes.

The Directorate of Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE), RDA, was taking legal action against illegal advertisements and the marketing of illegal housing schemes.

The authority had issued notices for 12 housing projects, namely New Metro City, Gujar Khan, Tariq Sharif Smart City, Gujar Khan, Prizam Town, Gujar Khan, Capital Valley in Mouza Thalian near New Airport, Life Residencia in Mouza Mori Khatran Fateh Jang road, Seven Enclave to Mouza Pind Ranjha road, Mannan City to Mouza Chahan Chakri road, Lake View City to Mouza Chahan Cahkri road, Faha Fatima to Mouza Khingar Chakri road, Park Zameen Town to Mouza Misriot Chakri road, Hawks Melbourne City to Mouza Bagga Sheikhan Chak Road from Beli Khan and Kashmir Valley to Mouza Jollay Chakwal Road. He informed that the housing schemes have been requested to submit documents including mortgage deed, deed of assignment and No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Department of Environmental Protection, etc.

The companies were also instructed to submit all the required documents, otherwise the approval of the development plans of the housing projects would be withdrawn/cancelled, he added.

Landlords and developers of some housing projects were running misleading advertisements to mislead the general public, he said, adding that citizens were advised not to invest in illegal and unauthorized projects that were not approved. by the departments concerned.

Citizens could check the status of housing projects with the MP&TE directorate or the RDA website www.rda.gop.pk, he added.