Difference Between On-Ground vs. On Map Plots

Many investors can slightly confused about the two majorly used terms in the real estate markets, which are “On-Ground” plots and “On Map” or off-ground plots. Both of these plots are found in every residential society and in every category of plots such as residential or commercial. Investors get to hear these two terms very often. Investors can also invest in both of these categories. So to erase the confusion in the minds of investors especially who are new in this field, we will discuss the difference between these two terms, “On-Ground” plots and “On Map” or off-ground plots.

“On-Ground” plots:

On-Ground plots are basically the plots which have a physical existence on the site of the residential society. Investors can physically visit them and start their construction once possession is given. These plots are already given allocation numbers to specify them. On ground plots are fully developed and ready for possession. Their perimeters are completely determined and visible during the site visit.

“On Map” Plots:

On Map Plots are the plots which are only present on the map of the society and will be developed on the site in the future. Investors can invest in these plots but these plots don’t have any physically presence and are not developed on the site. The area of the On map plots are underdeveloped and their perimeters are not visible during the site visit.

On map plots are also available if the society manages to acquire another piece of land near the on-ground plots, especially in an empty pocket of land. The map feature the plots that will be developed in the future but in the present the land is empty and cannot be possessed by the investors.

Visit on site is only possible if the management develops the land and converts them into plots.

Price difference between On-Ground vs. On Map plots:

“On Map” Plots are cheaper than the “On-Ground” plots as these plots are not developed yet. Investors like to invest in the “On Map” Plots of the legal societies so there is no legal issue in the future at less rates and when these plots are developed, their rates increase, giving a huge profit for the investors.

But the main reason for investment is that “On Map” Plots should be a part of approved and 100% legal society for example investors want to invest in the “On Map” Plots of Bahria Town Lahore due to being LDA Approved. Otherwise, investors should refrain from investing in these plots and invest in “On-Ground” plots only.

For booking a plot any residential or commercial property in Lahore or Karachi, contact Pakistan Property Services. We provide you better consultations for your real estate matters regarding Bahria Town projects being the authorized dealers. For further information, you can also visit our YouTube channel where we update regularly to get to know about the new trends in real estate market of Pakistan.

Projects We Deal in:

Many residential and commercial societies in Pakistan are evaluated carefully to help our clients make the better decision. Pakistan Property Services helps the clients invest in projects with good prospects that depend upon the parent company, developers, location, payment plan, amenities they can have in the desired project.


Lahore is the cultural and economic hub as well as the provincial capital of Punjab. The city is well known for its huge economic opportunities in different sectors. People come from different areas to grab these opportunities and have a residence here. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Lahore:


Bahria Town Karachi is a benchmark within the landscape of Karachi with its world-class excellent-planned society. This society is sketched with an area concept to supply outstanding lifestyle facilities to its residents and can introduce new benchmarks of community development in Karachi. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Karachi:


Islamabad is nestled against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills. It is a modern, planned city with wide tree lined streets, large houses, elegant public buildings and well-organized bazaars. It is however; always under construction to improve transportation or develop new housing areas for its growing population. The walkways are shaded, safe, and separated from the traffic by rows of flame trees, jacaranda and hibiscus. Roses, jasmine and bougainvillea fill the parks, and scenic viewpoints show the city to its advantage. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Islamabad:


Rawalpindi is an important administrative, commercial, and industrial centre. Its industries include locomotive works, gasworks, an oil refinery, sawmills, an iron foundry, a brewery, and cotton, hosiery, and textile mills; it also produces shoes, leather goods, pottery, newsprint, and tents. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Rawalpindi:


Faisalabad, formerly known as Lyallpur named after the founder of the city is the third-most-populous city in Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore respectively, and the second-largest in the eastern province of Punjab. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Faisalabad:


Gujranwala is a city and capital of Gujranwala Division located in Punjab, Pakistan. It is also known as “City of Wrestlers” and is quite famous for its food. The city is Pakistan’s 5th most-populous metropolitan area, as well as 5th most populous city proper. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Gujranwala:


Multan is city of Saints, it is best place to live if you belong to either middle class family, rich family or a poor family. The city is now develop city of Pakistan you can get every life facility here easily at low cast. Multan’s foods are very delicious especially mangoes of Multan are world famous. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Multan:


Bahawalpur lies in the heart of South Punjab and is filled with stories that surround the legacies of Kings, Nawabs and their extravagant lifestyles. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Bahawalpur:


Peshawar is the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is the biggest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is a relatively prosperous city. It is also a cultural and economic hub of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The city is famous for its food and tourism as it is one of the oldest cities of Pakistan with a recorded history that dates back to 539 BC. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Peshawar:


Gwadar, town and seaport, southwestern Balochistan province, southwestern Pakistan. Located on the sandy Nuh headland that juts southward into the Arabian Sea, the town is an important fishing (sardines and sharks) and trade centre. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Gwadar:


We can see that the Pakistan Real Estate Forecast 2021 suggests investing more in this market as it promises a huge profit in the coming future. The investors should purchase the properties at a low rate so that they can earn more by selling it once the rates are good enough.

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