there is an old success funda for real estate that if you want it for pure end use go for an apartment and if it is for purely investment go for plots on a good location with a good builder. And i think villas provide a good mixture of both the things i would suggest you to u also have look at villas . Else if its purely investment nothing can beat plots you could get a 250 plot on a good location in around 60 lacs that is on the lower side of your budget
NEW DELHI: Scores of villagers from Haryana have decided to gherao Parliament on February 21 to protest against alleged irregularities in allotting land to them under a state government scheme.
Villagers from Khurampur village in Sonepat district along with activists of NGO Bhimrao Ambedkar Seva Dal alleged that government was depriving the landless people from allocating land under the Mahatma Gandhi Gramin Basti Yojna though they are eligible for it.
"On February 21, people from more than 20 villages in Haryana will gather here and gherao the Parliament to register protest against the apathetic attitude of the government towards the legal claimants of these land, meant for the weaker sections. The land has been usurped by the upper caste community right under the nose of the government," said Archana Singh, head of NGO Bhimrao Ambedkar Seva Dal.
Ishwar Singh, a villager and member of the NGO, said alleged that though on paper Haryana government had alloted 100 square yard plot each to landless families from scheduled caste and backward caste in Khurampur village, the beneficiaries are yet to get possession of the land.
"We had approached Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda also, but to no avail," he said alleging Hooda was not sympathetic towards their grievances.
When asked about the allegations, Deputy Commissioner of Sonepat Pankaj Agarawal termed these as baseless.
"We reject all such allegations. Under the scheme plots of 100 square yard each are being given to landless villagers. So far 24,000 plots have been given in Sonepat. Very few people are left and we'll give the land to them as well," he said.
Govt to unveil housing policy for urban poor
Builders to be given sops, including waiver of fees
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 18
At a time when the property prices have skyrocketed in the urban areas, affordable housing may well be within the reach of the ‘aam aadmi’ in Haryana. In fact, with a view to attract the private builders to go in for affordable housing, the Hooda Government is set to launch its ambitious "Affordable Housing Policy-2013" to provide housing to the lower strata of society with an eye on the forthcoming parliamentary and the state Assembly elections next year.
Under the policy, which is aimed at making real impact in making housing affordable in the urban centres of Haryana, the builders have been assured sops, including waiver of applicable fee such as licence fee, conversion charges and the internal development charges (IDC). Similarly, in order to minimise the impact of the external development charges (EDC) on the viability of such projects, the rates of the EDC applicable on plotted colonies shall be levied on such projects. “However scrutiny fees will continue to be levied to discourage non-serious applicant,” the draft policy said.
The main focus of the new policy, which will replace the 2009 policy announced by the state government, would focus on the development of affordable mass housing projects for general public by relaxing the norms pertaining to density, floor area ratio (FAR) and siting norms.
Moreover, any project for which licence is granted under the present policy cannot be converted back to a normal group housing colony. “All such projects shall be required to be necessarily completed within four years from the approval of building plans or grant of environmental clearance so that the housing can be provided to the intended beneficiaries within fixed time frame,” the policy said.
Affordability will be major criteria for the launching of the residential projects under the policy. While the allotment rates for major cities such as Gurgaon, Faridabad, Panchkula Extension (Pinjore-Kalka urban complex) will be Rs 4,000 per square feet (Rs 43,000 per square metre), the allotment rates have been pegged at Rs 3,600 per square feet (Rs 38,750 per square feet) in other cities.
These projects will be allowed on a maximum area of 300 acres in the development plans of Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panchkula while in Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Dharuhera, Bahadurgarh and Sohna, the maximum area earmarked for these projects will be 150 acres. In the rest of the development plans 75 acres each have earmarked for the housing projects. A minimum of 5 acres and a maximum of 15 acres will be the area required for development affordable housing projects.
In fact, the Town and Country Planning Department has relaxed certain planning parameters for these residential complexes as compared to the group housing colonies to ensure the viability of such projects. While the maximum permitted population density 900 persons per acres, the maximum FAR allowed is 225.
The maximum ground coverage will be 50 per cent while the maximum area under commercial use will be 4 per cent of the net planned area.
The carpet area of the apartments will vary from 28 square metre to 60 square metre.
LAND ACQUISITION FOR IMT
Kharkhoda farmers block road Tribune
Rajiv Jain, vice-president of the state BJP, addresses farmers blocking the Kharkhoda-Delhi road at Saidpur on Sunday. Tribune photo
Sonepat, March 18
A large number of farmers from villages of the Kharkhoda area blocked the Kharkhoda-Delhi road at Saidpur village for around three hours yesterday in protest against acquisition of their land for setting up an Industrial Model Township (IMT).
Rajiv Jain, state vice-president of the BJP, reached the spot and extended his party’s support. Addressing farmers, Jain alleged that the Haryana Government had released around 10,000 acres of acquired land of builders, but had not released even a single inch of the land of the farmers.
He said when the Central Government was framing the new Land Acquisition Act, there was no logic in continuing the land acquisition process to undermine the interests of the farmers. He warned that any attempt for forcibly acquiring the land would be opposed by all means.
After receiving information of the blockade, Kharkhoda SDM Mahender Pal and DSP Balbir Singh reached the spot and received a memorandum from the agitating farmers. The blockade was lifted after the farmers were assured that their demands would be forwarded to the government.
The state government had planned to develop an IMT in an area of about 3,300 acres belonging to the farmers of 10 villages of Kharkhoda subdivision. The government was in the process of announcing awards and distributing compensation to the willing farmers.
Non-degree holder architects debarred from making building plans Tribune News Service
Panipat/Karnal, April 18
About 1,000 non-degree holder architects and their assistants are up in arms against the government as their fate has been sealed following fresh orders issued by the Haryana government to 76-odd urban local bodies (municipalities) not to renew their registration and ensure that only degree holder architects are registered with the municipal bodies.
The registered architects have been preparing the building plans for the past 15 to 30 years. Now, a letter issued on March 12 by the director, urban local bodies, instructs all 76 municipal corporations, municipal councils and municipalities to revise the list of registered architects and renew the registration of only those architects who possess a degree in architecture as per the Haryana municipal bylaws of 1982. The Haryana Registered Architects and Engineers Association has urged the government to withdraw the orders and ensure that no architect be deregistered and the building plans prepared by them are entertained by the urban local bodies.
Spokesman of the association PPKapoor said there were about 1,000 diploma-holders who have been registered as architects by municipal bodies, but with the new order, they would be rendered jobless as their building plans would not be entertained by municipal bodies.
Kapoor said most of the degree-holder architects were not preparing the building plans for urban local bodies and the general public would be harassed. The actual work would be done by non-degree holders, as before, but the building plans would have to be signed by the degree holder architects, resulting in their exploitation, he feared.
Kapoor said the association had submitted a memorandum to the secretary (urban local bodies) and a meeting had been convened for May 13, but the association members were not sure about the intentions of the government.
He said similar orders were issued in 2006, but after the association resented and represented to the government, it amended the orders and gave a reprieve to the already registered members by asking the local bodies to allow them to continue.
Kapoor said the association wanted the government to see the ground reality and settle the issue by making suitable amendments in the building bylaws and relax the eligibility criteria for non-degree holder architects.
He said while on the one hand the government was debarring the non-degree holder architects from submitting building plans, on the other hand those empowered to pass the plans were not degree holder architects but engineers in different trades.
I NEED ADVISE ON PRIORITY...Want to buy two 2 Flats--
1. Firstly, I want to buy a property in Kundli/ Sonepat which will be delivered with in 2 years. Reason is to save Capital Gains & expect rate appreciation. Time horizon is 5-7 Years. Budget for this is 30- 45 lakh.
2. Secondly, I m looking for investment in a newly launched project - purely for good returns in long term. Separate Budget for this is 5-10 lakh now and later on as per CLP.
Please suggest few projects meeting my both requirements separately. Which are the good builders in this area? Is there any project where rent can be expected in next 2-3 years? Please suggest with advantages and disadvantages of suggested projects
Parsvnath loses licence to develop housing project in Sonepat
Chandigarh, June 5
Taking a serious note of various violations, the Haryana Government has cancelled the licence of Parsvnath Developers Limited to develop a housing project on nearly 19 acres of land in Sonepat.
In his order, Town and Country Planning Director General Anurag Rastogi cancelled the licence of the group housing colony in Sectors 10 and 11 in Sonepat on account of various violations, including non-payment of the external development charges (EDC), non-approval of the building plans and non-submission of the no objection certificate (NOC) besides other violations of the terms and conditions of the grant of licence.
The developer was given the licence to develop a residential project on September 27, 2006, for a period of two years. Subsequently, the developer applied for the renewal of the licence. Since the EDC was not deposited, the department issued a show cause notice to the developer on June 11, 2012.
On November 19 last year, Parsvnath president PK Jain appeared before the Director General and argued that the company was in the process of getting bank guarantees issued from the banks concerned to get the licence renewed as per the provision of the state government’s policy dated April 12, 2012.
According to the 2012 policy, the developer was required to deposit 25 per cent bank guarantee of the outstanding EDC along with an undertaking. However, the developer failed to deposit the 25 per cent guarantee and the undertaking. And by May 3, the outstanding EDC had mounted to nearly Rs 17.55 crore.
Besides, the order said the developer had not obtained the approval of the building plans even after the lapse of over six years of the grant of licence. Meanwhile, certain documents in compliance with the Haryana Development and Regulations of Urban Areas Rules, 1976, had not been submitted to the government.
Moreover, the argument of the company that it had paid an amount of over Rs 40 crore as the EDC for various projects failed to cut ice with the department. “Merely depositing Rs 40 crore against various licences cannot entitle the company for renewal of licence because the outstanding dues were much more,” the order said while rejecting the licence.