Lucknow development body to build rental flats for outstation students – ET RealEstate

LUCKNOW: Lucknow Development Authority (LDA), which till now used to build and sell housing units, will soon also develop rental apartments on public private partnership (PPP) basis.

The first such 13-storey apartment block will come up in Aishbagh for which LDA has identified over 10,400 square metres of land.

Officials said that each flat will consist of an attached bathroom, ventilated bedroom, balcony and a kitchen. The rent will be around Rs 5,000 per month. The target group is students who come to the city from various parts of the state and country, besides single persons employed here.

LDA chief engineer Indu Shekhar Singh said, “The tender for construction work of the apartment will be finalized on Saturday. This will be the first time that LDA will rent out flats after construction. Around 150 1 BHK flats will be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 163 crore. The deadline is January 2022,” he added.

The development authority will invite architects and builders to submit their designs and layout maps for the construction work. In the presentation, developers will have to explain the design of the rental complex along with its financial model.

LDA will provide the land to the builder, while construction will be done by the promoter.

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Jaipur development body’s four housing colonies draw huge response – ET RealEstate

JAIPUR: Despite economic slowdown because of the pandemic, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) received an overwhelming response for its four proposed housing schemes.

The civic body has received 33,569 applications against the proposed 1,229 plots in these four schemes named Gokul Nagar, APJ Abdul Kalam Nagar, Hiralal Shastri and Nilay Kunj Scheme.

The JDA will draw lotteries for these schemes on September 25. Out of the schemes, the JDA has received highest 22,441 applications for Gokul Nagar situated in Privthiraj Nagar, North-I. It is followed by APJ Abdul Kalam Nagar (5,125), Hiralal Shastri (3,833) and Nilay Kunj (2,144). Residents applying for plots can expect timely possession.

Like private developers, the JDA has registered two housing schemes under Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Authority, Rajasthan, as per rules.

A senior town planner said, “Two colonies Hiralal Shastri Nagar and APJ Abdul Kalam Nagar have been registered under RERA as these have been launched for the first time. After remodelling, Nilay Kunj and Gokul Nagar schemes have been launched again. Since, these two schemes were developed earlier, it does not come under RERA ambit.”

Cash-strapped JDA is planning to mop-up Rs 450 crore by developing plots in the new housing schemes. To give facilities on time, administrative approval of approximately Rs 8 crore to carry out development works in all the schemes has been given in advance.

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As 200 illegal colonies razed, thousands lose homes in Gurugram & Faridabad – ET RealEstate

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GURUGRAM: Anuj Kumar, who works in a departmental store in the city, recently bought a 50-sq-yard plot in Bhondsi and was planning to start the construction of his dream home. His dream was shattered last week after the department of town and country planning (DTCP) demolished under-construction buildings in the colony where he had bought a plot. Kumar then came to know that the colony was illegal.

“I had no idea that the colony was illegal and violated the norms. I had contacted the developer after I saw a pamphlet pasted on the boundary wall of a park. The price was around Rs 4.5 lakh,” he said.

Hari Kishan, who lived in an illegal colony in Khori village, lost his home when the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad carried out a razing drive there. “I have nowhere to go with my family. I had invested my life savings in making a house here, which was razed without any intimation,” he said.

Thousands of families like these have been rendered homeless and lost their savings in Gurgaon and Faridabad after their homes were demolished by various civic bodies since the lockdown. DTCP officials said demolition drives have been carried out in 200 illegal colonies in Gurgaon in the past five months. They said the developers of such colonies targeted families from the low-income group looking for small residential plots.

Nirmal Gorana of Working Peoples Charter, an NGO, said the eviction and demolition must be stopped immediately, and adequate measures should be taken to rehabilitate those affected. “Adequate and sustainable rehabilitation for the affected families in Gurgaon and Faridabad must be ensured before the threat of eviction is forced upon them,” he said. “A comprehensive rehabilitation and relocation policy that keeps the interests of the community at heart must be made at the central level,” he added.

The state government upgraded the registry mechanism and launched a software earlier this month to check irregularities in registries of land. The government has also uploaded details of agricultural land, where registry is not allowed without a no-objection certificate (NOC) from DTCP.

District town planner RS Batth told TOI an NOC from the department is required for registration deeds in villages that come under Section 7(1) of the Haryana Regulation and Development of Urban Areas Act, 1975. “The system has been updated to check mushrooming of illegal colonies,” he said.

On the issue of the families who lost their homes, he said they were duped by property dealers and developers of illegal colonies. “We have recommended the filing of FIRs against these property dealers and sought financial details from them,” Batth said.

RS Rathee, councillor of Ward No. 34, said many families which have lost their homes recently in demolition drives have approached him for help. “We are trying to help and support them in all possible manner,” he said.

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DDA holds online meet with residents of plotted housing colonies – ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: Seeking to engage the public and stakeholder groups in the formulation of the Master Plan of Delhi (MPD) 2041, a meeting was held on Thursday between DDA officials and several residents and representatives of resident welfare associations (RWAs) of plotted housing colonies.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), in partnership with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), is currently preparing the Master Plan for Delhi 2041.

The day-long public consultation with residents and RWAs of plotted housing colonies of Delhi was held on WebEx online platform, in three batches, from 11 AM onwards. Around 120 people and RWAs had registered through emails and the meeting was also attended by senior officers from DDA and NIUA, a senior DDA official said.

The meeting was chaired by Leenu Sahgal, Commissioner (Planning), and H K Bharti, Additional Commissioner (Planning) in the DDA.

“Participants were requested to share their suggestions towards improving built environment and civic facilities and other planning concerns pertaining to these colonies such as connectivity and linkages with public transport,” the DDA said in statement.

The main concerns highlighted by participants were about disconnected sewerage and road network, encroachment in unused land parcels, air pollution and parking management, it said.

A common concern expressed by most participants was regarding conflicts between commercial and residential uses and issues arising from mixed land use, the urban body said.

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