Capital Smart City is a grand residential project that will be the first of its kind not only in Islamabad but also in Pakistan. It is the First Smart City in Pakistan and 4th in Asia. Due to its smart features and futuristic grade 8 development, it has become one of the most popular housing schemes in Pakistan in record time. It is planned to become a self-sustaining eco-friendly Smart city.
The society has many salient features for the convenience of its residents, making it an ideal investment and a perfect place to raise a family.
Owner & Developers of CSCI:
Capital Smart City Islamabad is a joint collaboration between Future Holdings Developments and Habib Rafiq(Pvt). 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 own housing societies in Sargodha, Multan, and Sahiwal by the name of Royal Orchard Multan, Royal Orchard Sarghodha and Royal Orchard Sahiwal respectively.
Future Developments Holdings (Pvt.) Limited
FDHL is one of the top Pakistani real estate developers and asset management company, 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 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 which 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.
The mere name Habib Rafiq is considered equivalent to honesty, trust, quality, and professionalism, any real estate development group associated with HRL consider themselves 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.
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 of 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 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, Qurtaba City, and Blue World City.
Capital Smart City Map:
CSCI Total Area:
Capital Smart society 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 society 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.
It can be easily accessed through Main Chakri road from M-2 Motorway and via ring road in the near future. The society is also directly accessible to the surrounding areas via the national highway, Lahore-Islamabad M-2 Motorway. It will also have its own designated interchange from the motorway which has been approved by FWO.
NOC and Planning Permission:
NOC of Capital Smart City Islamabad was approved by the 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 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 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
- Close 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 society are listed as follows along with their features stated by the Capital Smart City.
SMART ECONOMY, SMART HOUSING, SMART ENVIRONMENT
A Smart City aims to provide a unique, sustainable development and services in its surroundings. Capital Smart City Islamabad fulfills all the requirements of an enthralling smart city including the following:
The 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 need. The 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 build 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 keeping 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 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.
|Sr.no||Plot Size||Total Price|
Why Invest in Capital Smart City Overseas Block:
The overseas block holds a high significance in the Capital Smart City housing project. It depicts acknowledgment and appreciation for all the hard work and effort Pakistani citizens living abroad have provided for our country. Capital Smart City is providing a safe and profitable opportunity for overseas Pakistani citizens to invest in their homeland.
To make the process easiest as possible online booking has been made available for the people who wish to invest in this project from where ever country they are currently living in.
Required Documents for Booking in Overseas Block:
These are the documents that are required for booking a plot in Capital Smart City Overseas block
- 2 Passport size pictures
- 2 Photocopies of your NICOP
- 2 Photocopies of Your next to Kin/ Nominee ID Card
- Booking amount of the plot
Possession of Overseas Block:
The possession of the plots in the overseas block of the society is expected to be granted by the first quarter of 2020. The investors should keep up with the payment plan and pay the installments of the booked plan to avoid any delays in the possession and allocation of your plots.
Capital Smart city launched “Executive Block” in the society on the 2nd of May 2019 at the launch ceremony of the society. The company also gave a short briefing about the salient features of this new block and presented an opportunity for the clients of the general block to shift their plots into the executive block for a limited time.
The officials offered the conversion of these plots for only a short while, 24th May 2019 was the last date of submission of the application after which 30% additional amount is to be paid the society for conversion or booking a new plot in this block. The price of plots in Executive block is 30% higher than the General Block and for people who wish to convert their plot after the deadline, they will now have to pay an additional price as well as a fixed fee.
Initially, the society started its booking with the general block of the society which further got expanded into different blocks. The society compromises of different sizes of residential and commercial plots in the society ranging from 5 Marla to 1 & 2 Kanal plots in different blocks.
Location of General Block in Capital Smart City:
The location of the general block of the capital smart city lies after the Overseas Block of the society which is located at the right of Main Boulevard of Capital Smart City. You can check the following master plan to get a rough idea of where the general blog is situated.
Capital Smart City has joined hands with Trivelles International, leading property development and investment in the UK to launch Pakistan’s first-ever Smart Villas in their housing project by the name of “Trivelles Lake Boulevard”. The modern development in these villas will feature the best smart, up-scale and revolutionary features to provide an ahead of its time living experience its occupants.
Location of Smart Villas:
The smart villas in the Trivelles Lake Boulevard are strategically placed between the Crystal Lake and the 18-hole Golf Course in the Overseas Block of Capital Smart City Islamabad. These Villas will be privileged with the best views of the society and will hold an edge over the remaining areas of the society in terms of features and location.
Special Features and Facilities:
These smart Villas are classified by features in three categories classic, premium and exclusive each category offering smart features as well as smart technology to its occupants.
Classic homes have attractive features such as custom tiles, windows, cabinets, doors, a furnished kitchen and much more as per preference.
If you want to make your villa according to your own choice you can go for a premium villa because premium invites you to decor your home on your terms.
If you wish for an extraordinary lavish lifestyle then you have another choice to go for is an exclusive villa. These villas are smart in a true sense, your home is connected to your cell phone and you can also track traffic on roads and parking areas through it.
Following are some of the smart features of the villas
- Smart switches
- Temperature and humidity sensor
- Automated door lock
- Gas sensor
- Smart doors and windows
- Magic box
- Remote access via mobile phones
- Smart motion sensors
- CCTV outdoor & indoor cameras
Types of Villas:
There are two main sizes offered in Smart villas 5 Marla and 10 Marla, each size offers 2 category villas in terms of accommodation and interior.
The following are the type of 5 Marla luxury villas in Lake Boulevard.
- Abbey villas (5marla-3 bedrooms)
- Strand villas (5marla-4 bedrooms)
Following are the type of 10 Marla luxury villas in Lake Boulevard
- Harley villas (10marla-4bedrooms)
- Regent villas (10marla-5bedrooms)
Difference between Overseas and General Block of Capital Smart City:
There are a few differences between Overseas and General Block of the society, we are mentioning a few for your better understanding.
|Overseas Block||General Block|
|For overseas Citizens only||Anyone can book a plot in general block|
|Extra security Features||No Extra security features|
|Extra Smart feature||Relatively less smart features|
|Superior location in the Society||Located at the opposite side of the overseas block|
|Possession of plots will be handed over by 2020||Possession of plots will be handed over by 2021|
Latest Development in Capital Smart City:
The development in Smart City Islamabad is undergoing rather speedily. The society has signed a number of agreements between the world-leading companies to bring futuristic technology and high-end features in the society.
Services of Harradine golf have been acquired to build an international standard 18- Hole Golf Course and Movenpick will construct their Upcoming Hotel and resorts in the society to offer the paramount hospitality serves in the society. MOU with National Defense University has also been signed for the construction of the latest campus of the university in this exquisite housing project.
The development work has surpassed its initial stages at Capital Smart City, the progress has rather sped up in the last couple of months after the official launch of the project. The leveling and plotting of the land are near to completion with the help of modern and high tech machinery.
To overcome the current need for water in society 4 tube wells are operational on the site and more than 200 heavy pieces of machinery are being used in the society for initial work.
The officials have decided to start development work in the overseas block first as it is located in phase 1 of the society and is given priority. The work on the rest of the blocks is likely to be started soon. The Major development status of society is discussed below:
Carpeted Network of Roads:
To make the transportation and traveling in the society easier the construction work of the concrete carpeted roads has been made a priority and construction work of 300 feet long main Boulevard is near to completion.
Progress in Site-02 & 03 in Overseas Block Area 1 & 2:
According to the latest development work in the society, the progress work in sites 1 & 2 in the society has begun, after the completion of leveling and plotting of the area the society is focused on working on the infrastructure.
The earthwork along with construction work of sector mosque, the framework for shaft, curbstone and saucer drain is in progress in the block C of overseas Block
CSCI progress pictures of Buildings and Structure:
Asphalt work at Access Road from Chakari Road to Project Site. Asphalt works have commenced in 6 months ahead of schedule, it was planned in Dec 2019.
Freij International to make amusement park in CSC:
An MOU has been signed between Freij Entertainment Int. & Capital Smart City on Oct 23rd, 2019 for the construction of an amusement park in the vicinity of Capital Smart City Islamabad. Freij Entertainment International is well known for being the world’s largest traveling entertainment company that organizes fun carnival rides, funfairs and skilled games all over the world.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Freij El Zein-CEO of Freij Entertainment International and top management of CSC to build many of the first amusement parks in Pakistan at the site of Capital Smart Smart, Islamabad in collaboration with Future developments holdings, and the real estate development company responsible for the master planning of Capital Smart City.
Freij Entertainment International has signed a contract for the establishment of the most fascinating amusement parks in different cities of Pakistan including Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad. Freij Int. is the most efficient and competent in providing world-class entertainment projects with record completion within 2-3 months’ time in over 26 countries
Mr. Imran Zahid Chief Commercial Officer of CSC stated that this is a significant step towards providing much-needed entertainment and amusement facilities throughout Pakistan as well as improving economic growth in the country.
These recreational parks will provide job opportunities, improvements in the lives of people and bring economic stability in the region. The interest and investments of foreign companies in Pakistan will improve the economic situation of the country as well as will open doors to future investments and business opportunities. This step is highly commendable and will help soften the image of our country making it more attractive and appealing for tourists and the local population alike.
Updated- Development Status in Capital Smart City
As of November 21st, 2019, More than 5,570 Kanals of new land has been purchased by Capital smart City along the Chakri Road and River Sill with possession. This extension area will be added to the site of Capital Smart City soon and the management has started the work on its master plan.
- Extention Land
There has been a significant advancement in the development work observed at the site of CSCI. The progress includes:
- Progress Site-01 Access 2
- Base and Electrical Work in Progress
- Progress at Site-02 Main Roads R-1 and Access 1 &2
- Base work in progress at junction access road 2 with Chakri Road
- Horticulture Work in progress
- Electrical work
- Progress Site -2 & 3. Overseas Block Area 1 &2
- Block A the cutting of plots
- Sub-base work
- Excavation Progress
- Progress Site-4 Executive Blocks
- Backfilling of Main Sewerage line in progress
- Base layer & Sub-layer of roads and streets
- Building and Structure work
- Rebar Fixing of Grider-16 at Access Bridge 2
- Rebar Fixing of Transom pier 1 at Access Bridge 2
- Formwork of Grider-14 at Access Bridge 2
- Rebar Fixing for Bowl in Block- Overseas Block-C
- Curbstones for Island at Access -2 Junction with Chakri Road
- Framework for Drain wall at Access 1 Strom water Drain
- Brick Masonry for Parapet Wall- Overseas Mosque First Floor
- Electrical Cable Pulling-Overseas Mosque Ground Floor
- FrameWork for Stairs- Overseas Mosque Ground Floor
- Rebar Fixing for columns-Overseas block B Smart School
- Lean Concrete – Overseas Block –A
- Rebar Fixing for Plinth Beam in progress- Overseas Block- A