The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will now allow the construction of buildings of up to 1,000 feet in height in various sectors. In this regard, CDA will formulate new regulations in consultation with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The decision was made in light of an aeronautical study conducted by the CDA and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in the Blue Area, which encompassed Sectors G-6, F-6, F-17, E-17, F-10, and E-10. The Blue Area’s safe height restriction will be set at 1,000 feet. The localities outside the Blue Area will only be allowed to have a maximum height of 450 feet due to their proximity to the Islamabad International Airport. The research also advises that standard obstacle illumination be installed on the proposed buildings [from G-6 to F10] in accordance with the Civil Aviation Aerodromes (Design and Operations) Regulation. Compliance must be ensured by the CDA.