Bahria Town Karachi

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Bahria Town Karachi
gated community
Location within Malir District, Karachi
Location within Malir District, Karachi
Bahria Town Karachi is located in Pakistan
Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town Karachi
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 25°00′N 67°19′E / 25.000°N 67.317°E / 25.000; 67.317Coordinates: 25°00′N 67°19′E / 25.000°N 67.317°E / 25.000; 67.317
Country Pakistan
State Sindh
District Malir
Government
 • Type Privately owned and managed
Area
 • Total 178 km2 (69 sq mi)
Time zone PST
Size 44,000 acres [1]
Bahria Town Karachi main gate

Bahria Town Karachi is a privately owned gated neighbourhood under-construction in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan by the Bahria Town Group.[2]

Located in Karachi under 44,000 Acres of land, just off the Super Highway, the community will include the Grand Jamia Mosque, which will be the world's third largest, and the country's largest cricket stadium designed by GMW Architects.[3][4][5][6] The community is divided by the 400 ft wide 18 lane Jinnah Avenue.[7][8] The community will be energy independent by setting up one coal-fired and one LNG-powered electricity generation plant in partnership with K-Electric.[9][10]

Once it is completed, the community will be home to an estimated 1,000,000 people.[11][12] It is also home to an 18-hole United States Golf Association standard golf course. The total cost of the project is a little over $1billion.[13] The town will be connected to I. I. Chundrigar Road through an under-construction metrobus.[14][15] As of March 9, 2016, 104,000 residential units have been sold to customers.[16]

Sub-divisions[edit]

Bahria Town Karachi is divided into several precincts.

Sub-division Description
Precincts 1 through 31 Residential plots of 125, 250 and 500 Sqft.
Bahria Farmhouses 4,000 to 8,000 Sq Yards Plots[17]
Bahria Sports City Residential plots around the Rafi Cricket Stadium
Bahria Homes 125 and 200 Sq Yard townhouses.[18]
Bahria Apartments 2, 3 and 4 bedroom low-rise apartments[19]
Bahria Heights Mixed-use development with furnished 2-bedroom apartments and shops.
Jinnah Avenue Modeled after the Sheikh Zayed road, the 400 ft road with 500sq.ft commercial plots for high rise buildings.[20]
Bahria Karachi Golf Club 27 Hole PGA Standard Golf Course
Grand Jamia Mosque, Karachi Planned to be the third largest in the world.

Infrastructure[edit]

Saudi German Hospital Group is constructing a 300-bed hospital on a 12-acre site at a cost of $300 million.[21]

On October 5, 2016, K-Electric and Bahria announced plans to set up a plant for construction of a 600MW energy plant exclusively for Bahria Town Karachi.[22]

On September 1, 2016, China Railway Construction Corporation Limited and Bahria Town Group signed agreement for construction on Blue Line of Karachi Metrobus which will connect the town with downtown Karachi.[23]

Controversies[edit]

2016[edit]

On 1 August 2016, Supreme Court, the top court of Pakistan ordered Bahria Town Karachi and Malir Development Authority (MDA) to halt the construction work at 5,786 acres of land with an immediate effect. In an interim order, the apex court has ruled the land was illegally allotted to Bahria Town by the development authority.[24][25]

The court also directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to complete its investigations and submit a report within two months. It also restrained the Sindh government from allotting any further land to Bahria Town.

2015[edit]

Pakistan Rangers claimed in a meeting that Bahria Town has been allotted 44,000 acres from Sindh government, while the amount of land in records is less than 44,000 acres.[26]

Bahria Town officials rejected the claim and report. One of the officials said that the land has been purchased from local.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Court, Supreme | (2016-01-01). "Supreme Court of Pakistan Order 1-Aug 2016" (PDF). www.supremecourt.gov.pk. Retrieved 2016-08-16. 
  2. ^ Ali, Fahim Zaman | Naziha Syed (2016-04-18). "Bahria Town Karachi: Greed unlimited". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Cricket stadium: German firm lands Bahria's contract - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Bahria Sports City to feature Pakistan's largest cricket stadium - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Bahria Town project and it's invisible hands – The Express Tribune Blog". blogs.tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  6. ^ "Bahria Town Karachi: Balloting held for plots at Midway Commercial - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  7. ^ Mansoor, Babur. "Jinnah Avenue Commercial - Bahria Town - Your Lifestyle Destination". www.bahriatown.com. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  8. ^ "Bahria Town Karachi: Projects received overwhelming response - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  9. ^ "Mega project: Karachi to get coal, LNG-based power plants, says Malik Riaz - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  10. ^ "Bahria Town, KElectric ink agreement on power plants for Karachi". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  11. ^ "Bahria Town Karachi - Everything you Need to Know". ThePost Blog!. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  12. ^ "Possession ahead of time: Bahria Town offers excellence, affordability - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-04-01. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  13. ^ "100,000 win right to buy Bahria Town plots". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  14. ^ "Bahria Town to build 54km expressway in Karachi: Malik Riaz". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  15. ^ "Bus Rapid Transit only solution to Karachi traffic woes: Penelosa - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2015-03-26. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  16. ^ Ali, Fahim Zaman | Naziha Syed (2016-04-18). "Bahria Town Karachi: Greed unlimited". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2016-06-15. 
  17. ^ Mansoor, Babur. "Bahria Farmhouses Karachi - Bahria Town - Your Lifestyle Destination". www.bahriatown.com. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  18. ^ toot. "Bahria Homes Karachi - Bahria Town - Your Lifestyle Destination". www.bahriatown.com. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  19. ^ toot. "Bahria Apartments - Bahria Town - Your Lifestyle Destination". www.bahriatown.com. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  20. ^ Mansoor, Babur. "Jinnah Avenue Commercial - Bahria Town - Your Lifestyle Destination". www.bahriatown.com. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  21. ^ "Dailytimes | Bahria Town, BAB ink $300m accord to improve health sector in Pakistan". dailytimes.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  22. ^ "KE to invest Rs496bln in power generation, distribution network over 10 years". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  23. ^ "Bus Rapid Transport: Bahria Town, Chinese group ink Karachi transport deal - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-09-01. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  24. ^ "SC restrains Bahria Town Karachi, MDA from construction work | SAMAA TV". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  25. ^ "Order Supreme Court of Pakistan" (PDF). 
  26. ^ a b Asad, Malik (2015-07-02). "Sindh govt allotted 44,000 acres of land to Bahria Town: Rangers". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20.