East Delhi to get a facelift

Created on 27.09.2015 20:43:30
East Delhi to get a facelift
With the launch of a smart city project in Karkardooma, East Delhi is sure to come to limelight very soon
Delhi's first smart city might become a reality much before the present government's Smart City at NDMC sees the light of the day. If reports are to go by, the recent project initiated by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in association with National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) will be developed on lines of a smart city.

The project in Karkardooma involves the development of 75 acres of land in East Delhi. It will get the FAR of 400 and will consist of residential units, commercial spaces and retail spaces. The total cost of the project is anticipated to be `4,500 crore.

With an iconic 100-storey tower as its key attraction, this project has been named as the East Delhi Hub and is slated to bring East Delhi, which is considered to be much behind the other posh locales of Delhi including South and North Delhi, into limelight.

The construction of this smart city project has been taken over by NBCC which will also maintain the project for 30 years, once it gets completed.

While talking about this development, AK Mittal, chairman and managing director, NBCC, informs, “This project will be developed with smart infrastructure and would be known for its transit-oriented development, which is the need of the day. The iconic tower will be a Platinum Green Building and would emerge as the new address of the eastern part of the city. The tower will have restaurants, shopping fa cilities as well as offices, hotel and serviced apartments. There would be several rooftop restaurants providing panoramic view of the city, discotheques and cafes. The main feature of this project will be that traffic movement would be restricted and monitored closely.“

The proposed smart city will be strategically located with two existing Metro stations, Anand Vihar and Karkardooma in close vicinity. There will also be a railway terminus, and ISBT at Anand Vihar, which will be located closely to this smart city.

Speaking about the highlights of this feature, DDA spokesperson Neemo Dhar, says, “According to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between DDA and NBCC, this project would get completed within three years after the finalisation of drawings and other related approvals. This is a prestigious project that is being developed with with a lot of green features.“

There is no doubt that once this project gets completed, the so far neglected East Delhi area will surely get a facelift like never before and Delhiites would also start moving eastwards to move into their dream smart homes.



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