Overview of Capital Smart City Islamabad
Pakistan will be given it’s very first Smart City through this project. It will be the 4th of its kind in Asia. This is a grand residential project that will cater to several families aiming to live their best lives. The Capital Smart City is located in Islamabad Capital City as the name suggests.
It is promised to be developed to the 8th-grade level of development, unlike anything the country has promised before. This project will be a self -sustaining and eco-friendly city featuring complex ideas from the future of technology and infrastructure.
The unmatched nature of development makes it an extra-ordinary investment not only for potential residents but also for people looking to invest in real estate.
This project will be completed by the Habib Rafiq Pvt Ltd. This group has a remarkable reputation in developing mega projects like DHA and Bahria Islamabad. This project is a collaboration between them and Future Holdings Development.
Habib Rafiq Pvt Ltd has successfully completed and delivered its own project in Sarghoda and Multan by the name of the Royal Orchard. This project is the way forward for all powerhouses behind it. It will provide a state-of-the-art living for the people of Pakistan. It is designed to redefine luxury and ease of living at any place.
Owners & Future:
Habib Rafiq Pvt Ltd has been in the real estate and housing development industry for the past 60 years. That speaks volumes to its credibility and experience. This legitimizes its value in undertaking a huge project and mega responsibility like the Capital Smart City itself.
The group has worked in civil aviation, infrastructural construction, residential design, environmental improvements relating to construction, design, technology and new product development. The company has run several hardcore industrial businesses in various competent and demanding areas such as power, petrochemical engineering, chemical development and trade, motorway completion and development, oil and gas refineries.
Habib Rafiq Pvt Ltd owns a massive resource collection of electro-mechanical construction units and building systems. This makes it the perfect candidate to participate and own the first Smart City this country will witness. It has also earned itself the ISO 9000 certificate for the quality management system it offers.
The country understands its obligation towards the people of the country and hence is participating in a project that will change several lives at once, bringing global best practices and innovative technologies to their access in this close hindsight. The company will be responsible for providing local key insight and experience that has been acquired through working for major former projects like Bahria and DHA in regard to utility pipelines and wiring, municipal work, civil engineering, and electric development.
Future Holdings Development (Pvt). Ltd (FDHL) is a large-scale housing development powerhouse developing areas throughout Pakistan’s Lahore-Islamabad Motorway – M2. The FDHL is a joint venture and amalgamation of two well-reputed companies from the same trade: The China Liaoning International Economic and Technical Cooperation Group Corporation Ltd (CLIC) and a local company of the same magnetron Engineering Dimensions (Pvt.) Limited (EDL).
CLIC is a state-owned enterprise belonging to the people’s republic of China. This enterprise has been associated with top-notch advanced constructions throughout China. Now their intelligence and collective resources will improve the quality of living in Pakistan through the introduction of new policies, lifestyles, and systems. Their specialty lies in Electro-procurement, civil construction and electro-mechanical development making them a need for a project of this nature.
The FDHL combines the information resource as well as the experienced individuals of the CLIC as well as the EDL and they specialize in smart living development that will be seen throughout Pakistan in the near future. The first step and pioneering move towards that vision are through the Capital Smart City are nowhere else but the Islamabad Capital Territory.
Masterplan of the Smart Capital Smart City:
The Master plan of the society was given to a Singapore based consultancy firm named Surbana Jurong (SJ), It is designed by Norman Foster. As this is going to be a special needs projects the guidance of globally acclaimed and experienced agencies and designers of the world was critically required. Singapore is lightyears ahead of our construction and consultancy firms, working with them has provided the Smart Capital City the knowledge resource and inspiration to bridge these gaps between Pakistan and the rest of the world.
The Surbana Jurong has more than 16000 employees and this is not the first project of this nature being consulted with them. This has allowed the Masterplan to be problem and error-free. The plan has been designed to accelerate growth and to harbor a strong community of economic relations and a healthy business environment.
The new infrastructure borrowed from the SJ is not just unique and technologically advanced, it is socially sound too. For example, it has a public transport network with strategically designed and well-placed stations, Central Boulevard and an Accenture of high-rise buildings to plan each facet of the lifestyle of the people living in the Capital Smart City Islamabad. The urban development elsewhere in the country is scattered and unplanned, this is a new way of life. Everything will have a purpose and there will be no shanty towns or waste management issues in this smart and functional design.
Features and Facilities of the Capital Smart City:
The Capital Smart society is spread over a huge chunk of land measuring around 55,000 Kanals. It is more than ten times bigger than its neighboring society University Town. The Capital Smart City is going to be the closest society to the Islamabad International Airport. This makes it a prime location and very high valued.
The city will be smart on three levels:
- -it’s economy
- -it’s environmental preservation
- -it’s housing.
Following is is a brief list of its many features for your better understanding:
- Eco-Friendly City
The project is focusing on ways to construct through the conservation of environmental resources that are nonsustainable. Capital Smart City has found ways to increase the viability of sustainable resources without adding the costs of development. This innovation will allow the residents to enjoy a superior quality living and cleaner environment with curbed smog issues but without having to pay for it.
- Advanced Security
Big cities call for bigger security plans. The more developed a city becomes the lesser the crime rate gets. The natural explanation for this is that through technological advancement in all other facets of life, a greater security system aesthetic is implemented everywhere. Through this trend, each house, building, and the workplace becomes much safer than what we fin in non-tech areas and lesser developed cities. The society will ensure that the best practices for security are performed to ensure that the high-end living experience of the area is not smeared by criminal or illicit, unregulated activity.
- Green and Clean environment
Not only oxygen is important, but clean oxygen is also vital. Any areas that rely greatly on fossil fuel burning, coal, oil and gas such as Lahore will experience horrible forms of smog and air pollution. The idea behind the Capital Smart City is that it will be kept clear of any dirt and pollutants to provide an excellent and healthy atmosphere free of unplanned and health-damaging burning of unsustainable resources. The advanced solid waste management and clearing system is integrated deep into the city to prevent any rainwater deposits and road damage.
The city will use environmentally friendly resources as a preventative measure. And in order to combat the existing pollution that has spread to the air of Pakistan, the city will have several clean and green initiatives. These include initiatives such as trees and special plant plantations to reduce the contamination of air. This effort has been necessitated by the developers to provide a higher quality of life here.
- Metro bus system
The commute is essential. People in the world in the busiest cosmopolitans do not use private transport as much as they rely on public transport. This is due to the inefficiency of owning and using private transport. Even people who do own their own cars keep them in their villas in their holiday home and use trains, subways, buses and taxis for their daily commute.
People living in cities such as London, Shanghai, and Newyork realize that the parking costs will be too much, having to fix a car will mean you might need to take out your very valuable time to get it fixed and that sometimes driving a car is not fun and can waste time through traffic. Thus, because these people value the time they rely on public transport.
Implementing this system in the Smart Capital City is the vision of the developers and for this, there will be a Metro bus system connecting the entire city of 55,000 Kanals of land together.
- Electric bikes for easy & eco-friendly transportation
This is good and healthy for the environment, it is very productive and reduces the fatigue of the individuals. These can be faster than trains and the metro and they can allow fuel-efficiency and a reduction in pressure on petrol reserves.
- Underground Electricity
The best feature of post-modern societies across the globe is the underground electric system. This means that the pure beauty of architecture can be enjoyed through the underground wiring and electricity distribution network. If big gigantic power grids are visible from the skyline the essence of the skyline becomes ruined. In order to make the land safe and clear of any distractions, it is best that societies use underground electricity.
- 24/7 Water, Gas & Electricity
The Capital Smart City will be a load-shedding free-zone. The use of gas as fuel will be limited to electric stoves, electric heating, and sustainable energy sources. The usage of electricity will be regulated through reliance on clean energy sources and water resources will be recycled and purified for home use. So without burdening the natural resources, and electricity the residents can enjoy a 24 hour, daily supply of resources.
- Smart apps i.e. Traffic, Weather, Electricity, Internet
Since Google and GPS in Pakistan can be slightly flimsy sometimes, the Capital Smart City is working on developing apps to monitor weather changes and to plan for them. It is also working on road improvements and traffic monitoring apps and internet plans. All of these accessibilities will help connect the city with the rest of the world on a parallel footing. The city will also have a higher GDP than the rest of the areas around it and greater productivity through such efforts.
- Hotels, Shopping centers, and Sports clubs
We understand that the commercial aspects of our lives plan a pivotal role in our standard of living. In order to allow development and utility derivation of all individuals at all times, we are focusing on developing some of the most amazing and exquisite shopping centers, sports clubs, hotels and more.
- Smart and modern housing plan
Ensuring that the housing area is well-bonded in the social hours and peaceful and tranquil at night is a very tricky part of constructing a good and healthy society to grow in. The smart and modern plan cultivates social relations through socializing points within houses and around housing areas as well as beyond the residential areas to keep the busy life away from home. This should cut down on the noise and allow for the smart living experience to be well balanced and private as well.
- World-class infrastructure
The Capital Smart City offers wide roads, pedestrian sidewalks, areas dedicated to cyclists and jogging tracks for a healthy and fit lifestyle. These elements help it to combine the possibilities of world-class infrastructure on the landscape of Pakistani soil. The metro buses, bridges, nearby access to the M2 and the Airport are all contributing to the state of infrastructure and communication in the city.
- Overseas block
Non-resident Pakistani citizens will be paid special attention to. If you are living abroad and you want to invest in a luxury home in Pakistan, you should go to Smart Capital City, because during your visit you will experience great ease. It is not even a few minute’s drive from the airport and to the airport.
The city is close to many hill stations, some being only an hour’s drive away. The overseas block is dedicated to people like you who may be looking for an internationally competent community to live in. People in the overseas block are likely to be living in their houses on an occasional basis, making it even more peaceful.
The community would be diverse as it would house people from across the whole world. And it will be an inspiring melting pot of ideas happening in your very own land.
- Mosques, Parks & Lakes
In order to ensure that all residents and people working in the Capital Smart City find all necessities in the same stretch of land, we have dedicated large portions of the land to beautiful mosques, parks, and lakes. These will provide recreational and spiritual benefits to those who want to admire.
- Recreational & Charity Activities
The clubs and societies within the community will be responsible for helping you interact with the people around you during special tournaments, pet shows, and marathons. Additionally, people can also collect together and work as volunteers in arranging food drives, clothing drives for the poor and homeless and do other valuable work for charity and societal improvements.
- 18-Hole Golf Course
Golf is a valuable activity and sport around the world when it comes to fine-living and contemporary society. It is a sport for all generations and screams class and luxury like nothing else. It will be an integral part of the society here in Capital Smart City as well.
Harradine golf has been brought on build an international standard 18- Hole Golf Course.
- Movenpick Hotels & Resorts
Movenpick has been in the hotel industry for more than 46 years. The company manages more than 20,000 rooms today. The world-class service and hospitality provider will be brought to Pakistan in the Capital Smart City to deal with the clients and foreigners visiting the city. These resorts will help them to live comfortably and professionally throughout the time of their stay in the city. Movenpick will construct resorts at multiple places within the society to ensure that there is a lot of options to choose from within the industry.
- Designated interchange from M-2
The Capital Smart City is also seeking to have a designated road and interchange from the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway M-2.
- Close proximity to Islamabad and Rawalpindi
The twin cities are a short drive away and that is why the location is very valuable. The close proximity allows the Capital Smart City to be close to the foreign embassies and all legal and national hubs. This allows it to be an urban city of great support and backbone from the federal capital.
- Universities and Schools
MOU with the National Defense University has been signed and approved. They will be moving in once the construction of their latest campus of the university is completed in the housing authority.
- Carpeted Broadways and Roads
For quick and easy commute all roads in the society have been updated. The roads in the society will create room and access to easy construction work. The concrete carpet of 300 feet long from the main Boulevard is nearly completed.
CSCI Location & Map:
This society is located at Lahore-Islamabad Motorway. It falls at a distance of 9.2 km from M-2 Toll Plaza near Thalian interchange. The project falls on the eastern side of the CPEC route. The total time that is taken to travel from the new Islamabad international airport is less than 6 minutes away.
It shares its border with other nearby housing societies which include the Al Mairaj housing scheme, Eighteen Islamabad, Qurtaba City, and Blue World City. The development on this side of the route is going on at lightning speed. This is because of the land’s strategic value making it a hotbed of economic growth during the CPEC tenure.
It can also be easily accessed through the Main Chakri road that falls on the end of the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway M-2. In the close future once the ring road is completed it will also touch that. The society is also directly accessible to the surrounding areas via the national highway. Its own designated interchange has also been approved by FWO.
Capital Smart City NOC
Capital Smart City is a fully legitimate and legal housing society. It has received its No Objection Certificate (NOC) for development by the RDA earlier, as it falls under their jurisdiction. The first NOC is under revision because society is looking to expand into extended blocks. It will be granted soon.
Capital Smart City Payment Plans
The payment plan for both the Smart Villas and the residential plots varies immensely in relationship to their size, placement, and a number of installments.
The 5 Marlas to 1 & 2 Kanal Plots can be bought in 3 years of Quarterly installments. Similarly, the villas are also offered in a 3-year quarterly installment setup.
For the category plots the following extra charges are applicable:
- Main Boulevard (100′ above) 15% Extra
- Main Road (41′ to 99′) 10% Extra
- Facing Park 10% Extra
Corner 10% Extra
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Capital Smart City Blocks:
There are multiple residential and commercial divisions within the Capital Smart City. These include the regular blocks, the overseas block, the smart villas, and the commercial zones. ‘
The regular blocks are relatively less smart featured, the overseas block is more. Whereas smart villas are the most advanced. These are fully constructed and delivered as a townhouse based on a plan and design you approve at the time of the purchase. The possession of the plots in the regular blocks will be handed over by 2021. The possession for the overseas block will be given in 2020.
The smart villas are fully constructed and loaded houses up for the sale. These houses are smart. They use IoT devices and they are the latest thing happening in Pakistan. These houses offer:
- Smart switches that can be controlled from anywhere
- Temperature and humidity sensor control, central heating and cooling
- Automated door locking and security alarm systems
- Gas sensors and other leakage awareness software’s are in place
- Smart doors and windows
- Magic box available to cable and internet
- Remote access via mobile phones
- Smart motion sensors for theft-proofing and pet safety
- CCTV outdoor & indoor cameras
Within the 5 Marla luxury villas in Lake Boulevard, here are the options available:
- Abbey villas (5marla- 3 bedrooms)
- Strand villas (5marla- 4 bedrooms)
Within the 10 Marla luxury villas in Lake Boulevard, here are the options available:
- Harley villas (10marla- 4bedrooms)
- Regent villas (10marla- 5bedrooms)
This block is reserved for the overseas Citizens only. The possession of plots will be handed over by 2020. This block offers a superior security system. This is in place because some fo the houses of the block will be vacant during some time of the year, especially if it acts as a holiday home for the owner or occupant.
All of the commercial plots range from 4 Marla to 8 Marla plots. These are available on a 3-year based easy installment plan. The commercial land, offices, and shops in the buildings, shopping arcades, and the high rise buildings will be available once approved.
In order to book your plot or villa you will require to submit the following documents:
- A copy of your CNIC
- A copy of your Next to kin’s CNIC ( father/mother/brother/wife/sister)
- 2 Passport size photographs
- The booking amount in the form of a cheque/ pay order/Cash
- A state-issued Overseas ID card or paperwork proof if you are an international citizen
Old Projects By The Company: (Royal Orchard + DHA Multan )
Habib Rafiq is one of the most trusted names in the Real Estate industry in Pakistan so naturally, the investors should have full confidence in the project. The majority of plots in the society have already been sold out and are now ready to be resold with a large profit. The value is bound to increase as the area develops more and more over time.
Royal Orchard is also another housing society completed by the Habib Rafiq group along with a Chinese construction company and Master Planned. They have finished work on this project based in Multan and Sargodha. They have also developed DHA Multan. This gives them the investor faith to repeat the success with the Capital Smart City as well with the same passion and spirit.
Q1- What is a capital smart city?
A smart city offers the latest technological systems to allow the most high-end living standards. The lifestyle in a smart city is futuristic. There is modern infrastructure and things are done in an innovative way rather than traditional or urban. For example in the Capital Smart City, there will be smart apps, security systems, eco-friendly smart environments, and strategic planning that are not present in Lahore or Islamabad altogether.
Q2- Why is it named Capital Smart City Islamabad if it is under the jurisdiction of the Rawalpindi Development Authority?
The Capital Smart City falls on the Islamabad and Rawalpindi city border. It is part of the Islamabad Capital Territory, especially after the revised plan has been accepted by the RDA. This plan will make it a part of Islamabad and Rawalpindi both. Its proximity to both and the access from the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway M-2 makes it a Capital Smart City, Islamabad.
Q3- When will the new motorway interchange connect to society?
The approval as discussed before has been received. The approval from the FWO allows the interchange to be constructed and connected. It is planned to begin in 2020. Right now the priority is the internal road network so the construction of the buildings and the houses can commence.
Q4- Is the Capital Smart City a legitimate and legal society?
Yes, Capital Smart City is a 100% legal and secure society. The NOC has been provided by the RDA. And the society is identified by the RDA as a legal and transparent hosing society.
Q5- When will the development of society begin?
The development of the Main Boulevard is almost completed. Next up, the construction of the mosque has begun. Leveling and other digging have begun as well.
Q6- When can I get possession of my plots?
The possession of the plots in the overseas and executive block is expected to be granted by the first quarter of 2020 to the investors who clear their existing dues by then. The possession of the other blocks will be given in 2021.
Q7- What unique and smart facilities will this society provide?
The Capital Smart City will be a self-sustainable housing society. Its unique systems will include BRT systems, Climate control apps, free Wi-Fi hotspots, traffic control apps, surveillance systems, appliances control apps, internet accessibility, metro service, electric bikes, and solar paneling.
Q8- Is this society good for investment?
Capital Smart City is situated at a prime location. Its size will expand, the ring road will become attached to it, it falls on the CPEC route, it is nearest to the Islamabad International Aiport, it is close proximity to nearby hill stations & holiday destinations and it will have its own Lahore-Islamabad Motorway M-2 interchange. These factors mean that its value will multiply dramatically within a few years, and keep growing each year with the influx of the Chinese investors, laborers and the international clientele of MNC’s and big corporations.
The investment as of now is very small as compared to the rewards that can be earned. The project is run by two highly trustworthy companies and from design to the legal documentation, everything is on point. This makes it a great investment for those who know about it.
This society is going to flourish with life in the coming 2 or 3 years. If you can delay your gratification then you will be able to secure your future in the most advanced and futuristic city that Pakistan has seen yet.