Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan made a visit to the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHAlow-cost )'s 'Kashmir Avenue' housing project at the G-13 building site on Friday, February 11,2022.
Officials informed Prime Minister Khan on the speed of progress, according to press reports. Mr. Khan was also informed that the spike in building material prices has caused a considerable delay in the project. The Kashmir Avenue and Lifestyle Residency complexes in Sector G-13 have also been affected by rising prices.
According to reports, the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) devised a low-cost, budget-friendly housing project for the country's middle class. The project consists of three buildings, each having a basement and ground-plus 21 stories, totaling 1,467 apartments, 714 of which will have a 1,300 square foot land area. Each of the 753 units will be 1,100 square feet.
The prime minister officially launched the project in April of this year.
On Friday morning, the prime minister conducted an unannounced visit to the location and discovered no one there. The project director was summoned, and he was briefed.
According to sources, Mr. Khan expressed his discontent with the poor pace of work and urged the authorities to hurry up the process.
The project, according to the FGEHA's website, consists of three buildings, each having a basement and ground-plus 21 stories.
The project is expected to contain 1,467 units, with 714 apartments having 1,300 square feet and 753 flats having 11 square feet. The buildings' basements will be used for parking, while the ground floors will be used for amenities.
The project is being built in the sector's mauve section. Mauve lands along all sectors are earmarked for the building of institutions and offices, according to Islamabad's master plan.
Blue represents the city district economic center - Blue Area - in the master plan, while mauve represents offices and institutions.
However, in 2019, the federal cabinet amended Islamabad's master plan at FGEHA's request, allowing the authority to develop residential structures in the mauve area.
The FGEHA initiated the project together with three other projects a few years ago, namely Skyline Apartments near Islamabad International Airport, Chaklala Height at Scheme-111 Rawalpindi, and Lifestyle Residency in Lahore, all under the aegis of the Naya Pakistan Housing Program.