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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Price jump along Dwarka Expressway

Price jump along Dwarka Expressway


Housing prices have jumped nearly three-fold on Dwarka Expressway in Gurgaon during the past five years to ~7,000 per sq ft but the slow pace of constuction of highway and litigation issues have become a major hurdle for growth of this corridor, property consultant DTZ has said.

Property consultant DTZ in its report ‘Investment Hotspots in Delhi NCR’ said that average residential capital value on Dwarka Expressway has risen from ~2,426 per sq ft in 2009 to ~7,000 in 2013.

The 18-km-long Dwarka Expressway, also known as Northern Peripheral Road, is a eight-lane expressway linking Dwarka-Gurgaon. It is being developed by Indiabulls group under public private partnership (PPP).

DTZ said that Dwarka Expressway is one of the latest hotspots for real estate opportunities for home seekers and potential investors. Proximity to the national capital and IGI airport gives Dwarka Expressway an edge over other upcoming real estate destinations such as Dharuhera, Bhiwadi, Yamuna Expressway and Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.

However, the consultant said that “the snail’s pace at which the construction of the expressway is progressing along with litigation issues with respect to land acquisition on a 4 km stretch of the expressway are proving to be major hurdles in the growth of the corridor”.

Prominent developers like BPTP, Puri Construction, Raheja, Mahindra Lifespace, Sobha Developers, Ansal Housing, Assotech, Paras and Ramprastha have launched more than 50 projects on Dwarka Expressway and are at various stages of construction. These projects range from mid end to premium segment.

“Between 2009 and 2013, the location has witnessed the second highest number of project launches, after new sectors in Gurgaon (in terms of number of units). Approximately 18,000 residential units have been launched in the last five years across 44 projects ranging from mid to premium category,” it said.

Dwarka Expressway is expected to receive second highest number of housing units (about 24,160) between 2013 and 2018.

With approval of Land Pooling policy by Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which has unlocked substantial land for both housing and commercial use in Delhi, the consultant said real estate growth on Dwarka Expressway is expected to take a hit.

“Adding on to the growth inhibitors is the slow pace of construction of the expressway and the litigation issues. In order to realise the envisaged potential of this corridor, it is essential for government to expedite the infrastructural development which currently is at a nascent stage,” DTZ said. — PTI

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