The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is set to revitalize the long-stalled Kuri Model Village project. For the first time, it will introduce bar codes on files to ensure secure and transparent land allotments. This proactive move follows the directives from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in September, which urged the commencement of development within a month.
A team led by Member Estate Tariq Salam, along with Deputy Director General of Planning Arshad Chohan, DDG Enforcement Shah Jahan, Deputy Commissioner Sardar Asif, and others, recently visited the area to identify built-up property cases. The CDA plans to submit a report to the IHC outlining the steps taken for the issuance of allotment letters and the initiation of development work.
Kuri Model Village
The Kuri Model Village project, which spans over 32,000 acres in Kuri, Majohan, and Rehara revenue estates, has remained dormant for decades despite land acquisition. The CDA has decided to execute development work in phases, starting with the Kuri revenue estate, which features four proposed blocks (A to D).
In a recent meeting, CDA Chairman Anwarul Haq emphasized the reduction of middlemen like property dealers and the implementation of bar codes on plot files. He stressed the importance of transparently issuing allotment letters to all 2,700 affected individuals. Chairman Haq also highlighted the need to prioritize the original landowners and ensure a fair and corruption-free allocation process.
Kuri Model Village Project Update
The Islamabad High Court’s decision to lift all stay orders on the stalled Kuri Model Village project in September paved the way for the CDA to commence development. This marked a significant turning point after years of legal disputes and delays.
CDA officials have revealed that the Kuri, Rehara, and Majohan revenue estates have the potential to provide thousands of housing units, equivalent to around four residential sectors in Islamabad, each typically consisting of 750 acres. After addressing compensation and built-up property claims, the CDA is poised to acquire approximately 2,000 acres of valuable land.
The land was originally acquired by the CDA in 1968, with the built-up property award announced in 1971. A controversial revised award in 2009, marked by corruption and fraudulent entries, led to court cases and inquiries. However, the CDA had yet to take possession of the land by addressing objections from the local population.
Final Thoughts on Kuri Model Village
The revival of the Kuri Model Village project and the enhanced transparency measures represent a positive step forward in developing this long-awaited housing project. The CDA is committed to ensuring fair and just allotments while contributing to the region’s housing needs.