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CDA Retrieves Over 400 Kanal Land from Encroachers

400 Kanal Land

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has reclaimed more than 400 kanal land in its ongoing campaign against encroachment. Major operations, including those in Sangjani, I-12, and Tarnol petrol pumps, were conducted with the assistance of the CDA’s deputy commissioner.

In a significant effort, the CDA cleared all right of way (ROW) of the National Highway Authority (NHA) in the eight-kilometre stretch from Soan to T-Chowk on the Islamabad-Rawalpindi road, dismantling hundreds of permanent and temporary structures. This initiative, directed by CDA Chairman Mohammad Ali Randhawa, aims to curb illegal land occupation.

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Deputy Director General (DDG) Enforcement CDA Mohammad Asif Rahim stated that land records were reviewed to identify illegal occupations, which were then dismantled by the Enforcement Directorate without favour. Notices have been issued to illegal occupants in I-14, and the reclaimed areas will be developed in line with the CDA’s master plan.

Rahim emphasized that the retrieved land, handed over to the NHA, will be maintained and beautified according to the CDA’s landscape plan. The Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) and Enforcement Directorate are maintaining vigilance over commercial areas to prevent further encroachments.

During Eid, enforcement teams ensured the removal of mobile encroachments on major roads like Kashmir Highway, Margalla Road, and the Expressway to facilitate traffic flow. The CDA aims to make Islamabad an encroachment-free district, ensuring reclaimed land remains protected from future encroachments.