The grand residential project will be the first of its kind not only in Islamabad but also in Pakistan. It is First Smart City in Pakistan and 4th in Asia.
Due to its smart features and promised grade 8 development it is one of the most popular housing project in Pakistan. It is planned to be a self-sustaining eco-friendly Smart city.
The society has many salient features for the convenient 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 Sarghodha and Multan by the name of “Royal orchard”.
About 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.
HRL has been the pioneer in revolutionizing the face of housing infrastructure and development in the last 15 years and is now considered in 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 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.
Expertise of HRL:
- Power & Energy
- Chemical & Petrochemicals
- Roads, Housing & Infrastructure
- Water Resources Engineering
- Airports & Aviation
- Oil & Gas
Industries HRL has worked in:
- Power Plants
- Electricity Power Stations
- Oil Refinery
- Housing Societies
- Acrylic Fiber Plant
- Urea Fertilizer Plant
- Convention Centers, Corporate Buildings, Plaza, Multi-storey Buildings
- Water Treatment Plants, Water Reservoir Dams
- Tannery Pollution Control
Master plan of CSC:
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 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 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.
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 the society at this moment is provisional and will be extended over time. More 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 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 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.
Elements of a Smart City:
A Smart City comprises of these elements to cultivate a modern community
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 the 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 it 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 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 the 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 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, 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 term of accommodation and interior.
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)
Capital Smart City Smart Villas Price:
The prices and sizes of the smart villas are attached below for your convenience:
Capital Smart City Islamabad Payment Plan:
The society offers a variety of plot sizes in residential, commercial blocks and Luxury Villas ranging from now sold out 5 Marla to 1 & 2 Kanal Plots in easy 3 years Quarterly instalments. Kindly refer to the payment plan attached below for compete details.
For the cate
gory plots the following extra charges are applicable:
- Main Boulevard (100′ above) 15% Extra
- Main Road (41′ to 99′) 10% Extra
- Facing Park 10% Extra
- Corner 10% Extra
Capital Smart City Commercial Payment Plan:
The commercial zones of the society are offering plots ranging from 4 Marla to 8 Marla plots on 3 years easy installment plan. We are attaching a full payment plan for your review down below:
How to book your plot in Capital Smart City?
In order to book your plot in Capital Smart City you will be needing the following documents
- Copy of your CNIC
- Copy of your Next to kin( father/mother/brother/wife/sister)
- Passport size photograph
- Booking amount (Cheque/ Pay order/Cash)
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 opposite side of 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 the 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.
Official Launch of Capital Smart City – 2nd May 2019:
Capital Smart City Islamabad was officially launched on 2nd May 2019 in an exclusive launch ceremony held at the site of Capital Smart City.
Site Offices Allocation -12 July 2019:
A meeting was held by the officials of Capital Smart City in which the allocation of site offices was authorized to the official dealers of the mega housing society including Sky Marketing.
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FAQs Capital Smart City
Q1- What is a smart city and how is it different from other cities?
Smart City is an innovative new housing projects built with futuristic technology and advanced development and modern infrastructure. It is different from other housing societies for its high standards, smart apps, never before seen facilities, eco-friendly smart environment and strategic planning.
Q2- Why is it called Capital Smart City Islamabad If it falls under Rawalpindi Development Authority?
The layout plan of Islamabad city is under revision and this society might be included in the newest plan as it just falls on the boarder of current Islamabad area, hence it is referred to as Capital Smart City Islamabad.
Q3- When will the work on interchange start?
The society has gotten approval from FWO for its designated interchange from M-2 and the construction work will start by 2020.
Q3- Is the Capital Smart City a legal society?
Yes, Capital Smart City is 100% legal and secure society to invest in. Its NOC is approved by RDA and you can verify it from the official website of RDA.
Q4- When will the development work start in the society?
The development work has already started in the society, the work on Main Boulevard is almost completed, the construction of mosque has also commenced among other development. For more details kindly read under the Capital Smart City Development heading in the article above.
Q5- When will the society grant possession of the plots?
The possession of the plots in the overseas and executive block is expected to be granted by the first quarter of 2020 to the investors who will have cleared their due payments by then.
Q6- What unique and smart facilities is this society going to provide?
The Capital Smart City will be self-sustainable housing society with plenty of unique features such as BRT system, Climate control apps, free Wi-Fi hotspots, traffic control apps, surveillance system, appliances control apps and much more.
Q7- Is this society good for short term or long term investment?
Capital Smart City is a society worth investing in, it is a golden investment opportunity for long term as well as short term investment plan.
Many features contribute to making a housing project a success but the most important one is the reputation of the owner and developer. Habib Rafiq is one of the most trusted names in the Real Estate industry in Pakistan so naturally, the investors have full confidence in the project. The majority of plots in the society have already been sold out and are now resold with profit.
The development and the master plan both look extremely promising and will contribute to making Capital Smart City a very prestigious project. It will be a unique and complete package for all individuals of society. With all the upgraded features and facilities there is no doubt that Capital Smart City will be one of its kind and most successful housing schemes in the region.
With all the advantages and privileges this a society is offering there is no doubt that it is worth investing in from short to a long term investment plan for maximum return on investment.