Orbital Trains Route along KMP n EPE being re-worked


The Times of India

17 March 2012

A draft plan has been presented to the NCR Planning Board to handle the increasing volume of traffic in the NCR. A K TIWARY writes

An integrated transport report has been prepared for the NCR Planning Board keeping in mind the increasing volume of traffic in the area.

  The report has laid a road map for bypassing the traffic bottlenecks on the capital's periphery. Its prescription leads to 11 new expressways and two orbital railway corridors connecting major cities around Delhi. The connectivity plan is based on the study commissioned by the NCR planning board two years ago. The plan was approved in a board meeting recently. The board has decided to initiate action for priority implementation of a region-wide rail-based system connecting various metropolitan and regional centres and sub-regional centres.

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Delhi-Agra Highway (NH2): Wide amd Signal free soon

Reliance Infra’s Delhi-Agra road upgrade still in cul-de-sac

Published: Thursday, Oct 6, 2011, 8:00 IST
By Ashutosh Kumar | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA

Reliance Infrastructure’s Rs1,928 crore national highway upgrade project between Delhi and Agra has been stuck over clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for more than a year now – a development that is likely to lead to cost escalation in the project.

The 180 km project spanning Haryana and Uttar Pradesh is part of the Phase Five of the National Highways Development Programme, which envisages expansion to six-laning of 6,500 km of highway network.

The phase assumes significance as upgrade of the entire golden quadrilateral (5,846 km) to six-lane standards is a part of it.

Reliance Infrastructure bagged the project from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in May 2010. The company, however, has still not been able to start construction on the road.

The project is being developed on a build, operate and transfer (BoT), toll basis. Analysts, on conditions of anonymity, peg the cost escalation at round 10% as of now.

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Ashram-Badarpur Elevated Road coming!

Badarpur flyover inaugurated

Prabhu Razdan, Hindustan Times

The inauguration of the much- awaited Badarpur flyover on Monday has also paved the way for the Badarpur-Ashram elevated stretch. This was said by the Union minister for roads and highways, Kamal Nath at the formal inauguration of the Badarpur flyover on National Highway-II at Mehrauli Crossing near Badarpur on Monday afternoon.

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NCR Realty Hot While Mumbai Realty Cools

Difference due to pricing; up by a third in Mumbai since Jan, almost stationary in Delhi.

Sanjay Sanghvi, a real estate consultant in the Dadar area of Central Mumbai, says these days he barely manages to broker two-three apartment deals a month, compared to half-a-dozen almost a year ago.

 "It is difficult now. People are reluctant to buy, as prices have gone up sharply. They will buy only if prices come down," says Sanghvi.

Sanghvi says he is flooded with sales calls from developers — including Indiabulls, Lodha Group and DB Realty — building high rises in Lower Parel-Worli-Parel area of south-central Mumbai. Prices in this erstwhile textile hub range from Rs 22,000 to Rs 35,000 a square feet.

Sanghvi's case is just an instance of dwindling home sales in the country's commercial capital, following steep rises in prices over the last one year. According to realty research company PropEquity, home sales in Mumbai have fallen 35 per cent since the beginning of the year and 45 per cent since June this year



But the scene is quite different in the national capital region, or NCR, which comprises New Delhi and its satellite towns such as Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Faridabad. Property sales in these areas have gone up nearly 90 per cent since the beginning of the year.

Price is obviously the main factor. Data show that prices in Mumbai city have risen 28 per cent since the beginning of the year and 13 per cent since June.

"During 2008-09, nobody was buying and prices were at reasonable levels. A lot of pent-up demand came into the market after that. But after so much hectic buying and price rise, sales are bound to take a knock," says Anshul Jain, chief executive of DTZ, an international property consultant.

In most areas of the NCR, however, prices have remained stagnant since the beginning of the year. For instance, in Noida, average property price hovers around Rs 3,341 a sq ft, compared to Rs 3,140 in January, a mere five per cent increase. Prices have gone up by 1.48 per cent in New Delhi since the beginning of the year.


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