Track2Realty: Omkar Realtors & Developers, one of the leading players in making the slum redevelopment a success story in Mumbai believes slum projects are generally feasible in Metro Cities and more particularly in Mumbai. Shifting focus on Slum Rehabilitation for ECB will really help the sector.
Track2Realty Exclusive: The Umeda Exit of the Ikeda Route of the Hanshin Expressway system passes through this building. The expressway is the tenant of these floors. The elevator doesn’t stop on floor 5th-7th; floor 4 being followed by floor 8. These floors consist of elevators, stairways, machinery and other stuff.
Track2Realty: When the Reserve Bank of India made the announcement of allowing External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) in affordable housing, including slum redevelopment, there was an optimism and euphoria that cheaper money coming into the much-needed segment of real estate would redefine the property market in general and in the process help the country meet the housing shortage.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Mumbai city is leading the redevelopment process though the volume is still a fraction of the overall potential. Of course, Mumbai’s problems are unique and need solutions which are also unique as socio-political fabric of the society and ethnicity is diverse.
Track2Realty: A builder nexus will render 200 families homeless or with uninhabitable apartments. The B.M.C. has issued notices to 140 residents to demolish all structures above the fifth floor of the seven buildings in the Campa Cola Compound, Worli.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Neeraj Bansal, Partner-Real Estate & Construction at KPMG India says although more and more developers are rooting for integrated township projects, the project execution has been disappointing owing to multiple factors. The primary among them is delays in obtaining approvals from various departments.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Many urban planners maintain the genesis of the model integrated township in India lies in Jamshedpur, developed by the TATA Group. However, modern realty analysts maintain no one understands the grandeur of an integrated township better than Jaypee Group due to its locational vantage point and large tract of land bank. The infrastructure major has to its credit state-of-the-art township along the Yamuna Expressway.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Not all large developments can however, be called townships. A development comprising only budget apartments is an incomplete township. So is one that has only luxury housing. It is essential for a township to have an inclusive character.
Track2Realty: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the world’s leading professional qualification and standard setting body in land, property and construction sector and Amity University have established the RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University at Noida campus, to address the shortage of skilled professionals in the sector.
Track2Realty-Agencies: IDFC Alternatives, real estate arm of Infrastructure Development Finance Corp. Ltd (IDFC) has bought assets worth about Rs. 250 crore in Pune’s real estate developer Paranjape Schemes (Construction) Ltd’s Hinjewadi Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for information technology (IT) and information technology-enabled services (ITeS) firms and luxury residential space.