Capital Smart City Islamabad - a detailed overview

Capital Smart City(CSC) situated near Islamabad International Airport is an initiative of Future Developments Holdings (Pvt) Limited (FDH), which is one of the leading real estate developers and asset management company operating in Pakistan to develop new state of the art smart cities with a focus not only to give luxury living but also equal economic contributions.

Through strategic investments, innovative urban planning, and lifecycle asset management, FDH creates integrated communities that embody international standards of sustainability with a strong commitment to quality.

Capital Smart City Location

The society is located close to Thalian Interchange at about 9.2 KM distance from M-2 Toll Plaza. It has got easy access through Chakri road. 

Excellent location of CSC makes it well-connected to the Islamabad International Airport and surrounding major urban centers via M2 Motorway.

With the emerging economic opportunities in the region, Capital Smart City Islamabad is poised to establish itself as a regional center offering new business opportunities and accommodating the influx of population by creating a new center of economic, commercial, health, educational, recreational, housing and tourism facilities.

The existing natural elements of forests, hills, and rivers surrounding the site provide an opportunity for scenic views, vistas, and potential green corridors.

Here is the Capital Smart City Map:

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Capital Smart City Framework

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Capital Smart City Islamabad aims to become the first ever smart city in Pakistan and a model for sustainable development. The concept of the smart city revolves around a comprehensive urban management model which promotes efficiency and control on the one hand and inclusion and participation on the other.

It leverages and harnesses modern technology to enable cities to function more reliably with sustainability for all residents.

Smart Economy

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A Diversity of Jobs:

  • To become the first commercial center in the region; complementing the nearby Islamabad International Airport.
  •  Attract international businesses and investors.
  • Create a variety of job opportunities in the commercial and service sectors.
  • Provide state of art transport infrastructure with high regional growth.
  • Achieve a sustainable transportation system.
  •  To ensure that well-connected networks are established for road users, pedestrians, cyclists and other future mobility needs.

World Class Infrastructure:

  • To provide state of the art transport infrastructure with high efficiency to support the city and regional growth.
  • Achieve a sustainable transportation system.
  • To ensure that well-connected networks are established for road users, pedestrians, cyclists and other future mobility needs.

Smart Housing

Convenient & Quality Living:

  • To design for resilient social infrastructure.
  • Set an example for mixed-use and residential developments.
  • To become an exemplary model for community planning in the region.
  • Create convenient access to a full range of facilities.

Identity & Heritage:

  • To become a destination for both international and local residents.
  • A new religious center with a unique identity and architecture.
  • A postcard city with iconic features and sceneries.

Smart Environment

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Efficient Resource Management:

  • To be the most eco-friendly development in the region.
  • Promote integrated solid waste management and responsible usage of the
  • Provide adequate and reliable water supply.
  • To ensure availability and reliability of power supply

Clean & Green:

  • Conserve natural resources and ensure a zero-net loss of natural areas.
  • An attractive city of natural vistas and sceneries.
  • A convenient and walkable city.

Comprehensive Setup of Smart Facilities:

1. Hills Vista

Activity: Residential

  • Residential Plots
  •  Residential Villas
  • Golf Farmhouses
  • Retail
  •  Food & Beverages
  • Golf Club House
  • Community Club
  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Golf Academy

2. Crystal Lake

Activity: Mixed Use & Retail

  • Shopping Mall
  • Crystal Water Lake
  •  Floating Village
  • Light & Musical
  • Dancing Fountain
  •  Lake Walk
  • Hospitality, Retail
  • Food & Beverages
  • Mixed Use Residence Apartments & Offices
  • Concert Arena
  • 3D Max Cinema
  • 4 Star Hotels

3. China Village

Activity: Mixed Use & Retail

  • Shopping Mall
  •  Light & Music
  •  City Walk
  •  Hospitality, Retail,
  • Food & Beverages
  • Mixed Use Residence Apartments & Offices

4. Financial Square

Activity: Mixed Use & Hospitality

  • Financial Square Gate Offices
  • Bank Corporate Offices
  • Residence Apartments
  • Conference/Exhibition Halls
  • Hospitality, Food & Beverages
  • 5 Star Boutique Hotels

5. Aviation Village

Activity: Logistics

  • Logistics Warehouses
  • Cold Storage Warehouses
  • Exhibition Halls
  • Logistics Corporate Offices
  • Technology Operational Offices
  • Hospitality, Food & Beverages
  • 3 Star Hotels

6. Holiday Park

Activity: Leisure & Entertainment

  •  Street Food Truck Park
  • Bird Park
  •  Theme Park
  • Holiday Resort
  •  Retail
  • Food & Beverages

7. Healthcare City

Activity: Medical

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Laboratories

8. Education City

Activity: Educational & Medical

  • Universities
  • Medical Colleges
  •  Colleges
  • Schools
  • Day Care Centres

9. Overseas Block

Activity: Residential

  • Residential Plots
  • Residential Villas
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Food & Beverages
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Religious

10. Mosques

Activity: Religious

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  • Main Mosque (Grand Jamia Mosque)
  • Sector Mosques

11. BRT System

Activity: Transportation

  • Interchange
  • Bus & Public Transport Stations
  • Operation & Maintenance Facilities
  •  Bus Lines

12. Urban Utilities

Activity: Utilities

  • Grid Station
  • Solar Parks
  • Potable Water Treatment Plant
  • Sewerage Treatment Plant
  • Irrigation System
  • Solid Waste Management System
  • Security Control
  • Fire Fighting/Civil Defence System
  • Police Station

13. Infrastructure

Activity: Urban Development

  • Dedicated Interchange
  • 350ft Wide Boulevard
  • Road Network
  • Gate Entries
  • Boundary Wall
  • Landscaping
  • Cycle Tracks
  • Running Tracks
  •  Street Lights

14. Smart City Facilities

Activity: Smart City Controls

  • Load Shedding Free Environment
  • Automated Traffic Control
  • Automated Utility Supply
  • Environmental Collection
  • CCTV with Facial & Object Recognition
  • Automated Street Lights
  • Automated Air Conditioning Control System
  • Electric Bikes
  • Free Wifi Spots

15. Garden Parks

Activity: Landscaping & Open Spaces

  • Flower Gardens
  • Linear Gardens
  • Heritage Gardens

16. FDH Buildings

Activity: Development

  • Sales Gallery
  • Facility Management
  • Food & Beverages
  • Hospitality

Capital Smart City Masterplan 

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Master Plan integrates the existing rich natural features through eco-spines and seamless recreational trails. It also takes forward and integrates the existing land use and environmental value map to improve the urban environment by infusing a variety of parks and public open spaces including 18-hole PGA standard golf course and adventure zone, bringing people closer to social activities and nature.

Efficient & Sustainable Mobility

A strategic network of Capital Smart City Islamabad is structured on a gridded network of roads to maximize efficiency and connectivity, creating network resilience with a variety of possible routes to any destination. A link to the north of the city will serve as a bypass, carrying strategic commercial traffic around CSC.

Public transport will be encouraged as a primary mode for trips but will coexist with private vehicles, which are expected to remain prevalent. Public transport is integrated with the land use plan to ensure that public transport spines are aligned with high-density development corridors and mixed-use development around public
transport stations and nodes are promoted.

Capital Smart City Districts

Panda District:

 It is located on CPEC route, near to new Islamabad International Airport. Panda city is conceived as the biggest trading hub for Chinese products in South Asia outside mainland China. It is divided into retail and logistics.

It is housing the first Chinese themed grand mall of Pakistan known as ‘Panda Mart.’ The complex will be having 2000 retailers, 300 warehouses and last kilometer large scale logistic services.

Education District:

Education district is a part of Capital Smart City Islamabad dedicated for educational organizations. This area consists of institutions which enhances knowledge whether it be a school, college, university or vocational institutions.

Education City comes with a number of supporting programs to assist in enhancing knowledge. The knowledge is not limited to age and thus our design symbolizes the same aim.

This area is facilitated with easy and accessible transport systems and made it into a user-friendly zone with numerous and food outlets.

Aviation District:

Aviation District is the area dedicated to the aviation sector as the city is in the proximity of the  Islamabad International Airport. A sector of the city having the program to house the aviation crew and will also have certain programs related to the name.

Aviation district is a strategic area developed to be a commercial center and international logistics hub.

This area serves for the logistics and hospitality for the aviation industry, as it is situated near the new Islamabad International airport which houses 16 million passengers per year. Aviation district comprises airport city, logistics facilities, aeronautics, hospitality, and food beverages.

Healthcare District:

Healthcare district is an urban landmark to provide health care facilities to the people. It is the area which provides opportunities for Individuals and corporations to advance their healthcare services and to keep the community healthy.

The purpose-built hospitals focus on the environment and the ease of access for the users. The labs are one of its kind and are a symbol of technological advancement.

The healthcare district is uplifted with various parks and food and beverages.

Lake View Terrace:

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Lake View Terrace is the serene area of  Capital Smart City Islamabad where one can be very close to nature. Green landscape infused with blue water lake gives a refreshing experience.

It is the best place to enjoy dawns and dusks at CSC.

Lake-side walks with cool breezes from lake lightens up the mood. In the free time, this is the area to spend time at lakeside cafes
and restaurants.

The residences provide a direct relation to nature.

Capital Smart City – Latest Updates

Capital Smart City Islamabad has received excellent response from investors across Pakistan and abroad over the past couple of months. This is due to major developments including fast-paced development work as well as a couple of big companies joining in to set up their branches in the first ever smart city concept housing scheme in Pakistan.

Even with the depressed economic conditions of Pakistan, especially the real estate sector, Capital Smart City stands out as one of the most selling properties in Islamabad.

Here the all the updates regarding this project.

Master Planning by Surbana Jurong

As you already know that Capital Smart City has been master-planned by a reputed international firm “Surbana Jurong” based in Singapore. The company has a history of planning smart cities across the world in various countries.

Currently, the development plan spans over 25000 kanals of land, however actual master planning spans over 5000 acres or 40,000 kanals. HRL has actively purchased thousands of kanals of raw land for future extensions in the master plan, so there is much more to come in Capital Smart City by the passage of time.

Harradine Golf Course

An international firm “Harradine Golf” has signed an agreement with FDH to develop an 18-hole international standard golf course in Capital Smart City. The CEO of Harradine Golf visited the project site, and he found it amazing and challenging for a golf course.

The golf course is expected to be ready by the end of 2019. 

Harradine will also design a driving area and establish a golf academy, where major international golfing clubs may participate in the coming year.

MÖVENPICK Hotels & Resorts

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Smart Properties to open up a branch in Capital Smart City Islamabad. The hotel will feature 250 hotel rooms, 150 serviced apartments, four dining venues, meeting facilities, a fitness center, and two swimming pools. The project is expected to be ready by 2023.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts already has a branch in Karachi, and another branch is opening at Centaurus Islamabad in 2019. One branch in Lahore will be opened by 2021, and now this fourth branch in Capital Smart City will be a great addition to the chain of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Pakistan.

National Defence University

Recently an agreement was signed between HRL and NDU to open up a campus of National Defence University in Capital Smart City. This development is being considered as a major breakthrough for this housing scheme due to the involvement of reputable armed forces institution.

This is not the end of the story, there are a couple of other things which are coming up in near future. To this point, we have shared the authentic information as to what has happened. Now we will discuss some market news which might interest you.

Current Situation

Overseas residential and commercial plots in Capital Smart City are one of the best buying options due to early possessions, therefore own(profit) prices are increasing day by day.

There are rumors in the market that Habib Rafiq (Pvt.) Limited (HRL) has sold thousands of files without acquiring land. However, our sources confirm that the company has already acquired more than the planned land – master planning has been done for 40,000 kanals but purchased land is above 50,000 kanals.

Capital Smart City recently launched limited 5 kanal and 10 kanal luxury farmhouses on easy installments. The prices may seem a bit expensive though the planned features and development standards justify the prices.

Those who want to enjoy the luxuries of life while living in a natural environment, Capital Smart City Farm Houses is one of the best options available today in Islamabad.

HRL is gradually increasing its workforce and vehicles to speed up development work at Capital Smart City. And you can see dozens of different types of vehicles engaged at various spots of the society.  Initial possessions may start from 2020, while different blocks of the society can take 3 to 5 years or so until possessions are ready for handover.

 Capital Smart City is one of the most attractive and best real estate investment opportunity in Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Therefore, we recommend you to consider this investment opportunity for handsome returns in the medium term.

Here’s Why You Must Invest Here?

  • Legal housing scheme – NOC Approved from RDA
  • Approved Interchange on M2 Lahore-Islamabad Motorway
  • 7 minutes away from Airport
  • 25 minutes away from city centers
  • Ideal location on Rawalpindi Ring Road and the eastern route of CPEC route
  • Experienced team – HRL (Habib Rafique Private Limited, Top Real Estate Developer of Pakistan)
  • First smart city of Pakistan
  • Free WiFi hotspots
  • Automated traffic control
  • 24/7 supply of electricity

Capital Smart City Payment Plan

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