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CDA asks building owners to construct emergency stairs

Islamabad 18 April, 2023: Chairman CDA Capt. (Retd.) Noor-u-Amin Mengal has given a deadline to the owners of high-rise buildings in Islamabad to construct emergency stairs within 6 months, action will be initiated after 6 months. In the meeting, it was decided that emergency stairs should be built outside the building’s console in four or higher floors buildings Islamabad. Chairman CDA while issuing instructions further said that new buildings should be constructed with emergency stairs. Chairman CDA further instructed that in the future open space should be left at front and back of buildings for parking according to the plot size.

Chairman CDA, Capt. (Retd.) Noor-ul-Amin Mengal, while issuing the directions, added that for the convenience of the builders, the relevant departments have been instructed that the plan will be approved within 15 days of submitting the documents.

On this occasion, the developers said that direct access to the Chairman CDA will help resolve many issues. It was decided in the meeting that an express counter will be establish at one window operations for one-day transfer of the property. Chairman CDA further said that the meeting of design vetting committee will be held every week instead of every two weeks. Chairman CDA further said that the there are some responsibilities of CDA and certain rules that are applicable on societies. Societies have to abide by the rules and regulations. Chairman CDA said that this meeting will be held regularly every month.

Chairman CDA further said that there was lack of coordination between different departments in CDA, however, now this coordination is improving as a comprehensive coordination mechanism has been introduced in the authority.