India’s first greenfield integrated smart city, Lodha Group’s Palava City has been ranked as the No. 1 emerging city of India by Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) proprietary research report ‘Livability Quotient – A Paradigm Shift in India’s Emerging Cities’. The report scrutinised performance of 10 emerging cities and townships for its city administration practices, sustainability, and overall livability quotient.
In the lieu of releasing this report, Shaishav Dharia, Regional CEO, Lodha Group said, “It’s a great honour for us that Palava has been recognised as the No. 1 livable city among others in India. It gives us a sense of pride of making a privately-managed city competent with city administrations and corporations. This report is a testimony of our efforts of making Palava one of the 50 most livable cities in the world.”
He further added, “With the impending population boom, the drastic impact on existing resources is a major concern. The government has been trying relentlessly to address this issue through initiatives which work towards providing a better quality of life for the citizens and the vital need for sustainable growth. The aim is to make Palava a marquee development that provides its residents a technologically-advanced city catering to existing as well as the future needs while also combating the fast urbanization of Mumbai as a whole.”
Palava topped the chart in parameters like urban planning, utilities and daily needs, leisure and recreation, smart governance and real estate performance, thus making it the most livable city in the country.