Real estate Company Assotech and private equity firm Sun-Apollo Friday announced the development of a housing project in Gurgaon at an investment of about Rs 500 crore over the next three years.
Sun-Apollo Real Estate Advisors has invested Rs 75 crore to pick up nearly 50 percent stake in Assotech’s subsidiary firm which would develop this project. Assotech has infused Rs 76 crore for nearly 51 percent stake in the subsidiary. “We are entering into the Gurgaon market by launching a 12-acre housing project in partnership with Sun-Apollo. This is our first project to receive private equity investment,” Assotech Managing Director Sanjeev Srivastava told reporters.
The project, which is located on Dwarka Expressway, has been launched at a price of about Rs 5,000 per square feet. He said the company has bought the licensed land where it would develop about 580 apartments, 23 villas and 102 flats for economically weaker section. “The total investment in this project ‘Assotech Blith’ would be about Rs 500 crore including the land cost over a period of the next three years,” Srivastava said.
The investment would be met through equity contributions from both the partners, bank loans and advances from customers against sales, he added. Sun-Apollo Principal Alok Aggarwal said: “The two partners are committed to invest more if required for construction activities”. The private equity firm has also invested in real estate projects of Parsvnath Developers and Godrej Properties in north India. “We will do more projects with Assotech in future if there is good opportunity,” Aggarwal said.
Assotech is currently developing many housing and hotel projects in the National Capital Region (NCR), Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
NEW DELHI: Real estate prices in some areas of the NCR glided high by 20 to 27% in the first quarter of the current financial year as compared to the subsequent period of 2010-1. “Property prices for Delhi have seen boom if we compare per square feet prices of Q1-11 over Q1-10. Certain key areas like Sarita Vihar and Rohini have seen 27% and 20% growth respectivly in prices compared to prices over Q1-10”.
According to a report, the upward price sentiment would continue as the prices on average are hiking up by 15%. The South Delhi locality Sarita Vihar’s PSF prices rise by 27.60% at INR 8,110 as compared to Inr6,356 in the period of 2010-11, while north Delhi-based Rohini’s PSF prices increased by 25%. This is followed by Patparganj at a PSF price appreciation of 21.68%. Other localities like southwest Delhi-based Dwarka sub city’s PSF price also increased by 28 % in sector-11 and sector-2.
Realty prices in suburban NCR like Noida and Gurgaon also increased because of metro rail services came into operation. Prices per square feet in sector 110 and sector 93 of Noida also moved up by 16 % and 11 % respectively, as compared to prices in the corresponding period of last financial year. “Gurgaon witnessed an upgoing trend in property prices. Properties located on the Sohna Road and DLF City phase IV have seen the highest growth in prices by 46 % and 42 %, respectively, in Q1-11 over Q1-10”.
NEW DELHI: Out of the 4,587 members of the IAS, about 660 has not filed their statements even on the last day for declaring immovable property.The statements posted on the department of personnel and training website shows how babus are clever investors since most of them own several properties, Greater Noida is the most preferred investment place, followed by other parts of the extensive and fast growing NCR.
Any senior bureaucrat on Central deputation owns a plot or flat or house in Greater Noida. It is also a favourite destination for babus of AGMUT cadre, who are usually posted in Delhi at some point of their careers.
Several officers, irrespective of their ranks, own several properties. However, there are certain exceptions among senior officials, whose returns show that neither they nor their spouses own any property. Many officers have not filled in the column on current market value on the plea that they have not determined it. There are some statements, which show suspect at first glance.
Former NDMC chairman Parimal Rai, who was one of the officers indicated in the Shunglu Commission report, has declared 08 properties, including 02 flats in posh area of Green Park. He has valued the flats at Rs 10 lakh each, which is out of sync with the prevailing property prices in the city. His other propertues include a four-bedroom deluxe flat in Lucknow, and a plot in Ghaziabad. A K Mehta, a J K cadre 1978 batch Joint Secretary in UUD ministry, owns 10 immovable properties, which are three plots – two of which are in Golf City (Noida sector 75) worth Rs 37 lakh each – and a property in a Dwarka mall worth Rs 16 lakh.