Sectors 58 to 67
Even before the dust has settled in Gurgaon, the Millennium City is all set for expansion – with HUDA carving out 58 new sectors (Sectors 58 to 115 – Gurgaon II) along the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), and Southern Peripheral Road (SPR). Right now the Sectors on SPR, particularly Sectors 58 to 67 on the extended Golf Course road, are the hottest development.
For a change, Gurgaon II will see private developers taking centre-stage in the development role. HUDA has no Sectors to its name. The developers have been tasked to build the internal infrastructure – including the lanes, drains, sewage and sanitation facilities, whereas HUDA will be the external developer. HUDA’s role is limited to developing the Master Road Network, Master Sewage Network and Master Water Supply Scheme. Power supply will be in the hands of DHBVN.
Currently the Master Road Network for Sectors 58 to 67 has been completed in the area, thus giving an impetus to the building activity. It’s close connectivity with Golf Course Road, Sohna Road and a developed eco-system of residential sectors has led to an increasing interest of property buyers.
The sewage and water supply system has yet to be implemented in these sectors.
HUDA official Sarvesh Kumar Joon told Friday Gurgaon that a Rs. 200 crore project for storm water drainage for this new Gurgaon II is under consideration of authorities in Chandigarh. A Master Water Supply Scheme that will start from Chandu Budhera Plant, and divide along the NPR, will also be set up at a cost of Rs. 496 crores. A Sewage Treatment Plant that will further (secondary) treat the sewage water, so that it can used for gardening, has also been sent for approval – and it will then benefit entire new sectors, informs Joon.
While the government had promised underground power cables in the area earlier, now it is clear that this is not going to happen. Power Minister Ajay Yadav had earlier told Friday Gurgaon that the cost of underground cabling is very high – and as such this plan has been shelved in favour of normal power poles.
Although most of the builders are promising delivery next year, observers say it would take at least 2-3 years for these projects to take shape. The going rate is somewhere between Rs. 6,000 to 10, 000 per square foot – depending on the location and quality of construction, they add.
The process of land acquisition is still going on in some areas, to build roads and other amenities; but in most of the sectors that have come up around villages Ghata, Ullawas, Badshahpur, Medhawas and Qadirpur, land has been sold directly to the builders.
Most of the projects in this area are for the upper end buyers, as premium properties are being developed in the new sectors. Real estate dealers says that there is a healthy mix of buyers in this part of Gurgaon – that includes both investors and end-users.
Sectors 68 to 80
Gearing up for its role as a bustling Metropolis, Gurgaon has been adding Sectors by the score. Today we have 57 sectors. A ‘new’ City, across a highway from the ‘old’, has now been running for over a decade. The next phase, as per the Master Plan, is an encirclement (like a horse-shoe), of the old and new parts of the City – in 58 new sectors. This phase, Gurgaon II, starts at Sector 58, off the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) – also called Golf Course Extension Road there. In the new sectors, the villagers have been selling land banks to private developers, to build virtually another Gurgaon, for the lakhs of people expected to come here, in the hope of making a new
life for themselves.
In the distance, the dust gives way to skyscrapers, reaching ever higher in every direction. Wide, 30-metre roads lead one up and down the new properties, and high-tension power lines ripple. But it will be at least two to three years before there is a semblance of this newer Gurgaon (GII). As of now, the Administration has built some good roads to make sure property buyers have no problem getting to see the new constructions. Of course, there are still wide swathes where the road disappears into rocks
There are a significant number of developers, who are building residential townships in these sectors. The work is going on apace, judging by the frantic speed of the labour.
There still seem to be many areas which are not available to the builders, in vast barren stretches. Ask property experts and they say that this is because a major chunk of the property was not given up by some reluctant farmer (s). Various developers (like DLF, Unitech, Emaar MGF, Tatas, and many others) are hard at work, making this area a haven for residents and commercial pursuits.
The only activity today is of bustling construction, which goes on night and day. The wide roads, however, have got a new use. If anyone has purchased a new set of wheels (in the supercar league, that is) some wide, glass-smooth roads are perfect for ripping through unpopulated kilometres. The absence of traffic regulators has made it a favourite of racers, who take little notice of the labourers’ children playing nearby.
HUDA Administrator Dr. Praveen Kumar has said that the state developer has little or no role in the new sectors, leaving the private developers to provide the civic arrangements for the populace. The initial appraisal of the area reveals that the developers are setting up some exceptional structures. However, the land islands that are not sold will again leave unseemly blights, like massive pockmarks on a fair visage.