The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) took decisive action on Monday by issuing notices to the owner of the illegal housing scheme, ‘World RCCI City,’ for allegedly misleading the public. A demolition order has been issued by the civic authority, and the scheme’s owner will face a first information report (FIR) in response to these violations.
RDA Director General Saif Anwar Jappa directed the Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE) directorate to take action against illegal advertisements and marketing of other unauthorized housing schemes.
Sponsors have been sternly warned to cease the marketing of unapproved or illegal housing schemes. Additionally, the public is strongly advised to exercise caution and verify the legitimacy of housing schemes by checking with the RDA or visiting its official website before making any investments.
RDA Planning Wing Seeks FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing Intervention
In response to owners and sponsors misleading the public through advertisements, the RDA Planning Wing has sought the intervention of the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing. Legal action is being requested against the advertisements of these illegal housing societies to curb deceptive practices and protect potential investors.
The RDA emphasized that the offenses committed by the owners of illegal housing schemes fall under Rule 37 of the Punjab Development Authorities Private Housing Schemes Rules, 2021. The penalty for illegal development will persist until the last defaulter complies with regulations, reinforcing the authority’s commitment to enforcing lawful practices in the real estate sector.
The RDA’s swift and stringent actions against ‘World RCCI City’ and other illegal housing schemes underscore the commitment to maintaining transparency and protecting the interests of the public. As the authority takes a stand against misleading practices, it sends a clear message to all stakeholders about the consequences of flouting regulations in the real estate sector.