Capital Smart City Overview:
Capital Smart City (CSCI) is a grand, state-of-the-art residential project in Pakistan. It is the first ‘Smart City’ in Pakistan and 4th one in Asia. It is becoming one of the most popular housing societies in Pakistan due to its smart features. It is located near New Islamabad International Airport, on Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M-2).
Owner & Developers of CSCI:
Capital Smart City Islamabad is a collaboration between Future Holdings Developments and Habib Rafiq (Pvt). The Habib Rafiq (Pvt) is a well-known name in the real estate industry in Pakistan, they are developers of Bahria and DHA in Islamabad. They have also successfully executed their housing societies in Sargodha, Multan, and Sahiwal by the name of Royal Orchard Sarghodha, Royal Orchard Multan, and Royal Orchard Sahiwal respectively.
Future Developments Holdings (Pvt.) Limited (FDHL):
FDHL is one of the top Pakistani real estate developers and asset management companies, that assists in developing futuristic smart cities to not only provide a luxurious up-scale living but also profitable contributions to its clients.
FDHL is a group association registered under Companies Ordinance 1984. Multiple National and international business entities have come together to form this organization. FDHL is a combination of China Liaoning International Economic and Technical Cooperation Group Corporation Ltd (CLIC) and Engineering Dimensions (Pvt.) Limited (EDL) – two of the leading companies with expertise in leadership and technical skills.
FDHL is devoted to providing an advanced modern living experience in its residential and industrial zones. These zones are all linked via the vital Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M-2) and areas around the CPEC Route, with designated interchanges for direct access.
About Habib Rafiq Pvt. Ltd.:
Habib Rafiq Pvt. Ltd. is a construction and development group based in Pakistan that has been responsible for some of the most prestigious construction and engineering projects over the past five decades. Its achievements have been the direct result of pure dedication and obligation to their customer demands and needs in Pakistan as well as abroad. It also earned ISO 9000 certification due to its quality management process.
HRL has been the pioneer in revolutionizing the face of housing infrastructure and development in the last 15 years and is now considered of the most respectable and well-known names in the market.
The mere name Habib Rafiq is considered equivalent to honesty, trust, quality, and professionalism, any real estate development group associated with HRL considers itself extremely privileged and lucky.
Over the years HRL Group has been responsible for developing esteemed housing schemes such as Bahria Town and DHA in Pakistan with complete work including the responsibility of all the infrastructure of these societies i.e. construction of houses, roads, electrical work, mechanical work, water storage, gas pipelines and also the planning services.
Master Plan of CSC:
The Master plan of the society was given to a Singapore-based consultancy firm named Surbana Jurong (SJ). It is designed by Norman Foster.
About Surbana Jurong (SJ):
Surbana Jurong (SJ) is a reputed consultancy firm, headquartered in Singapore. SJ is currently one of the largest Asia-based urban, engineering, and infrastructure consulting firms, comprising a global team of over 16,000 employees across more than 120 offices including architects, designers, planners, engineers, and other specialists.
The company believes in shaping cities into homes with sustainable employment opportunities, where communities and businesses can flourish.
A cohesive planning methodology was implemented in creating the master plan of Capital Smart City. The plan includes an exclusive range of facilities to accommodate new commercial, residential, and entertainment aspects in the housing society.
A large part of the master plan of the Smart City is focused on enhancing the natural features of the society and the plan includes new infrastructure such as a public transport network with strategically placed stations, Central Boulevard, and a cascade of high-rise buildings are all integrated into the master plan of Capital Smart City Islamabad.
The concept of this project revolves around the idea that the innovative new destination will provide an opportunity to live, work and play, and attract foreign investment.
Capital Smart City Location:
The Capital Smart City Islamabad (CSCI) is located in the Rawalpindi Region of Islamabad, near the new Islamabad International Airport.
The project is located at Lahore-Islamabad Motorway at a distance of 9.2 km from M-2 Toll Plaza near Thalian interchange, falling on the eastern route of CPEC. Only 5-6 minutes away from the New Islamabad Airport.
Its neighboring housing societies include the Al Mairaj Housing Scheme, Eighteen Islamabad, Lahore Smart City, and Blue World City.
Capital Smart City Map:
CSCI Total Area:
Capital Smart society first covers a total land of 55,000 Kanal, it is 10 times bigger than its neighboring society University Town. It will be one of the closest housing societies to the New Islamabad International Airport. The master plan given by society at this moment is provisional and will be extended over time. Additional land will be added to the project and several other blocks will be added to the project in the future.
In August 2019, authorities had submitted the request for an extension of the land. After the approval of extension now in June 2020, the land of Capital Smart City is equal to 80,000 Kanal. It will be the biggest housing society in its nearby area.
It can be easily accessed through Main Chakri Road from M-2 Motorway and via Ring Road shortly. The housing society is also directly accessible to the surrounding areas via the National Highway, Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M-2). It will also have its designated interchange from the motorway which has been approved by FWO.
NOC and Planning Permission:
The No Objection Certificate (NOC) of Capital Smart City Islamabad was approved by the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) and is one of the legal housing projects in that area. However, the first NOC granted to society is currently under revision due to the additional land acquired so the housing society is awaiting its NOC for the revised plan for the extended blocks in the society. It is expected to be granted soon.
Salient Features of Capital Smart City:
This housing society offers its occupants a unique and modern living experience to enjoy ahead of its time facilities. By incorporating advanced technology and introducing smart features this housing society will become the very first Smart City in Pakistan. We are listing below some of the salient features of this society:
- Eco-Friendly City
- Advanced Security
- Green and Clean environment
- Metro bus system
- Underground Electricity
- 24/7 Water, gas & electricity
- Smart apps i.e. traffic, weather, electricity, internet
- Hotels, Shopping centers, and Sports clubs
- Smart and modern Housing plan
- World Class infrastructure
- Overseas block
- Mosques, Parks, lakes
- Recreational Activities
- 18-Hole Golf Course
- Moven Pick hotels & Resorts
- Designated interchange from M-2
- Proximity to Islamabad and Rawalpindi
Facilities in Capital Smart City:
The Capital Smart City is striving to promote and develop strategic growth in the area along with attracting future investments. The concept for Smart City is to achieve a smart radial growth pattern keeping in consideration the major facilities and services incorporated to maximize efficiency in the lives of its residents.
The major key factors introduced in the housing society are listed as follows along with their features stated by the Capital Smart City:
Elements of a Smart City:
A Smart City comprises of these elements to cultivate a modern community. A Smart City aims to provide a unique, sustainable development and services in its surroundings:
The smart city in Islamabad will enable the investors or clients to get huge profits as the project is all about a smart economy.
The CSI offers smart residential opportunities to the residents as it provides them with all the modern and up-to-date facilities.
The environment of the Capital Smart City is up-to-date. It offers a very modern and luxurious lifestyle to the residents.
Capital Smart City Islamabad fulfills all the requirements of an enthralling smart city including the following:
The housing society will facilitate its residents by becoming the first commercial center in the region and attracting international businesses and investors to invest in the sensational housing project. Capital Smart City will also create a variety of commercial and service sector job opportunities hence contributing to the economic condition of Pakistan.
COMFORTABLE & QUALITY LIVING:
The society is designed in a way that creates a resilient social environment in the region so the people can enjoy an alluring and peaceful living and the society can become a hub for commercial, residential, and recreational opportunities.
STATE OF THE ART INFRASTRUCTURE:
Capital Smart City is striving to achieve a sustainable transportation system to ensure a network for road users, pedestrians, cyclists, and other mobility needs. Society will introduce a state-of-the-art transport infrastructure with higher efficiency.
IDENTITY & HERITAGE:
The society will become an iconic destination for both international and residents, with new landmarks built in the society with new religious and cultural centers, Capital Smart City will become a trademark of uniqueness and heritage.
The master plan of Capital Smart City is planned in such a way that the infrastructure of the society is built to enhance the natural features of society and keep the development as eco-friendly as possible. The advanced solid waste management system integrated into the society as well as the adequate supply of water and electricity is one of the most important provisions of this innovative housing scheme.
The society is planned in a way that makes the conservation of natural resources a priority and ensures that the natural areas of the surroundings are not disturbed and Capital Smart City becomes a society where the residents can truly experience an environment of peace and tranquility.
Capital Smart City Blocks:
The blocks of Capital Smart City is as follows:
The capital smart city announced its overseas block in the society at London Dorchester on 20th February 2018. It is the first society to have introduced a specially designed overseas block in any housing society for the first time in Pakistan, exclusively reserved for overseas Pakistani residing abroad.
With this initiative, Capital Smart City has aimed to offer a secure and valuable investment opportunity for overseas Pakistanis to invest in Pakistan. Due to the supreme location & facilities, Overseas Block has immediately become the heart of Capital Smart City.
Very soon this block will become the desired future destination of Pakistanis living abroad. To book a residential or commercial plot in the Overseas block of Capital Smart City one has to attach a copy of their or Overseas National Identity card along with all the other relevant documents.
Location of Overseas Block:
Overseas Block of Capital Smart City is located in the upper area to the right side of the main boulevard of the society, next to Motorway M-2. The overseas Block will be accessible directly via the proposed designated Interchange from the Motorway.
Plot Sizes & Price Plan of Overseas Block:
The Overseas Block consists of 5 Marla, 7 Marla, 10 Marla, 12 Marla, 1 Kanal & 2 Kanal plots that will cater to the needs of Overseas Pakistanis.