Gujarat passes ordinance for redevelopment of old societies
December 1, 2018

In a bid to allow redevelopment of old Gujarat Housing Board societies, the Gujarat government has passed an ordinance to make revisions in the Gujarat Housing Board Act, 1961. The decision has come after the State permitted redevelopment of the private housing societies. According to Lochan Sahera, Secretary of the Urban Housing Development, the amended rules will make 25 years old society buildings eligible for redevelopment. Further, redevelopment of old housing societies can now be carried out with the consent of 75 percent of members instead of the previous 100 percent. Sahera further added that the ordinance was enacted after…

Ahmedabad Metro trial run to commence in January 2019
November 27, 2018

The trial run of a 6.5 km-long Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro rail corridor will be conducted in the first week of January 2019. The information is announced by the Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani. The 6.5 km stretch will run between Vastral and Apparel Park. Officials have shared that the metro project will become operational by 2020. The Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro project is being carried out by Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA). The Ahmedabad Metro Phase-1 is expected to cost Rs 10,773 crore. The Phase-1 will connect suburbs in the city along east-west and north-south axis. The corridor will later…

Gujarat RERA: List of approved projects and agents
October 31, 2018

Gujarat’s real estate regulatory authority has finally shared the list of approved projects and agents on its website. Interested homebuyers may check the approved list of projects and agents before making any purchase decision. Experts advise buyers to only purchase realty properties from registered developers in order to avoid any hassles later on. It should be noted that only registered projects can be sold, marketed, or advertised as per the RERA rules. As of now, overall 3,880 real estate projects have successfully registered under Gujarat RERA. The Authority has issued RERA certificates to 702 real estate agents, till now. List…

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Pratham Enterprises announces two projects in Ahmedabad
October 17, 2018

Pratham Enterprises announces two projects in Ahmedabad17th October 2018 Pratham Enterprises is planning to get into the Ahmedabad real estate market with two mega residential-cum-commercial projects. The project will offer a mix of residential and commercial units. The developer will structure a project on a 1.15 Lakh sq ft plot located near Shilaj Cross Road. Another residential project will be built on about 6.5 Lakh sq ft near Vaishnodevi Circle. Out of the two planned mega projects, one project will consist of affordable housing apartments, while the other housing project will have homes for the middle to upper-middle income groups.…

Ahmedabad Metro project spends over 3,000 crore till date
October 2, 2018

The upcoming Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro rail project has incurred a sum of Rs 3,116 crore in the last four years beginning 2014. The Gujarat government expects the proposed metro corridor to be completed by the end of the year. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat, has informed that the first phase of the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro project was inaugurated in November 2014. The metro development authority has utilised a fund of Rs 226.37 crore for FY 2014-15, Rs 452.38 crore for FY 2015-16, Rs 1,112.67 crore for FY 2016-17 and Rs 1,324.35 crore for FY 2017-18. Till March 31, 2018, about 38 percent…

Bullet Train Project: Gujarat increases compensation rates for farmers
September 29, 2018

The Gujarat government has decided to increase the compensation amount for farmers agreed to give their land parcels for the development of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. Now, the compensation amount has been raised to double coupled with an extra 25 percent bonus on the compensation amount. Kaushik Patel, Revenue Minister, Gujarat, has stated that owners with land parcels under Urban Development Authorities and Area Development Authorities will get four times the market rate. As per the compensation guidelines by the Central Government, landowners in rural parts of the State get four times the market rate. In urban centres, the…

Gujarat RERA registers 3,300 projects, 620 agents
August 21, 2018

Since the implementation of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA), Gujarat Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Gujarat RERA) has registered over 3,300 ongoing real estate projects across the State. With this, Gujarat becomes the third most active State across the nation after Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Shekhar Patel, Chairman, CREDAI, Gujarat, has shared that implementation status of RERA norms is smooth in Gujarat. Faster adoption by both the State and real estate developers resulted in proper implementation. Apart from project registration, Gujarat RERA has given RERA certificates to around 620 real estate agents. A homebuyer can check all details about…

Archaeological dept approves underground Ahmedabad Metro
August 18, 2018

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally granted permission to the Metro rail development authority to begin construction work on the underground stretch of Ahmedabad Metro passing close to the archaeologically protected monuments. The track would be laid at a distance of 106 to 289 metres from these monuments. Officials have stated that the proposed stretch is more likely to become operational in the first quarter of 2019. Trial runs of the train from Vastral would begin by the first week of January 2019. IP Gautam, Managing Director, Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project, has shared that the Authority has sanctioned…

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Arvind Smartspaces announces Arvind Aavishkaar project
July 17, 2018

Arvind Smartspaces announces Arvind Aavishkaar project13th July 2018 Bangalore-based real estate developer, Arvind Smartspaces has announced the launch of its new project, Arvind Aavishkaar in Ahmedabad. Being constructed in the heart of the city, the project will span over 17,000 sq m and will constitute around 1,200 units, configured as 2BHK. The units measure 475-650 sq ft, and is price tagged Rs 20 lakh. 

Ahmedabad airport expansion faces several hurdles
July 12, 2018

The much talked about expansion plan of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport is facing multiple impediments mostly pertaining to relocating around 350 families living in Kubernagar and Sardarnagar areas. Their relocation is likely to cause significant expenditure to State government. Sources revealed that AAI chairman, Guruprasad Mohapatra and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPI) Director, Manoj Gangal, emphasised on the land requirements to expand the prevailing parallel taxi track to encounter the future growth of air traffic, in adherence to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) regulations. In a meeting held on February 23, the proposal related to…

Ahmedabad Metro: MEGA invites bids for East-West corridor
July 8, 2018

The Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) has invited bids for the proposed east-west corridor of Ahmedabad Metro rail project. The special purpose vehicle (SPV) has notified tender for design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the electrical and mechanical system. The estimated cost of the project is around 600 crore. The SPV has set July 18, 2018 as the last date to participate in the bidding process. The tender will be opened on the same date. Bid security amount is Rs six crore. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is funding the loan for the Ahmedabad…

Gujarat RERA gets new address
May 17, 2018

The Gujarat Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Gujarat RERA) has got a new address. The regulatory authority has been shifted to Sahyog Sankul, GH-Road, Sector-11, Nr. Pathikashram, Opposite Civil Hospital, Gandhinagar on May 1, 2018. Earlier, the authority was functioning from the 1st Floor and 3rd Floor, Chief Town Planner Office Building, Sector-10, Gandhinagar. New Gujarat RERA Address - 4th Floor, Sahyog Sankul, GH-Road, Sector-11, Nr. Pathikashram, Opposite Civil Hospital, Gandhinagar - 382007. As of now, the regulatory authority has approved 2,663 real estate projects across the State. The Authority has issued RERA certificates to nearly 536 real estate agents, till…

Gujarat to announce 425 town planning schemes soon
May 17, 2018

The Gujarat government will soon finalise over 420 town planning schemes. To achieve this, Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani has launched a special drive to identify and draft a total of 425 town planning schemes and simplifying procedures. The Chief Minister has directed authorities to complete recruitment of 70 junior town planners. The State government will also appoint town planners in municipal corporations of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, and Rajkot. In another development, the State government has reduced the prices of plots of up to 3,000 sq m offered by the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) by 50 percent. The decision was made to…

Gujarat RERA approves 2,530 projects, 530 agents in one year
April 30, 2018

Since the implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA), Gujarat Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Gujarat RERA) has approved over 2,500 projects across the State. As far as real estate agents are concerned, the authority has given RERA certificates to over 500 agents in the last one year. Officials have shared that the Gujarat RERA has, till now, registered 2,530 real estate projects and 531 agents under RERA successfully. Out of all registered projects, nearly 50 percent of the ongoing projects are based in Ahmedabad, followed by Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot. Ahmedabad recorded registration of 1,215 ongoing projects.…

Ahmd civic body allocates only 50 percent of announced EWS houses
April 29, 2018

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in its two year old advertisement stated that it would construct 6,349 EWS houses for the urban poor in some of the premium localities or in areas lying in proximity to Sola, Gota, Thaltej and Makarba under the phase-IV of state government’s EWS housing scheme. The scheme received an overwhelming response with 70,203 applications for phase-IV. However, recently only 2,805 EWS houses were allotted to the beneficiaries out of which, very few are located near posh localities. According to a senior EWS-housing official, around 3,241 houses were to be constructed in Sola-Thaltej and Gota areas…

Gujarat RERA revises submission deadline for quarterly returns
April 10, 2018

Gujarat Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Gujarat RERA) has extended the deadline for promoters to file quarterly return as mandated by the RERA norms. As per RERA rules, all promoters are mandated to update the details of their registered projects with the Authority within seven days from the expiry of each quarter. Officials have shared that all promoters, as per RERA norms, are required to update all necessary information about their project by April 7, 2018 for the previous quarter ending March 2018. However, most of them failed to comply due to formalities involved with the financial year-end and public holidays.…

Ahmedabad civic body issues over 5000 notices to tax defaulters
February 26, 2018

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has recently issued over 5,000 notices to owners for not paying property taxes. There are over 8,300 such properties in the city. The civic body has to recover Rs 2,000 crore from property owners in the city. Officials kicked off a drive and handed out 5,500 notices to property owners who have failed to pay the property tax. Apart from sending notices to property tax defaulters, the civic body has sealed a commercial complex on CG Road. To improve traffic chaos, the Ahmedabad civic body has recently launched a drive to prevent traffic snarls due to…

Gujarat allocates Rs 592 cr for Ahmedabad metro for FY18
February 25, 2018

The Gujarat government has recently announced its budget for the upcoming financial year (FY) 2018-19. Apart from several announcements for the overall development of the state, the Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister, Nitin Patel, has announced some major projects for the real estate and aligned industries. One of the biggest announcements was the allocation of Rs 592 crore for the Ahmedabad metro rail project. The Ahmedabad Metro will connect Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. The phase 1 of the metro project is in the construction stage. Approved in 2014, the metro project is expected to become operational by the end of 2020. Under…

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