The government’s move to promote affordable housing by setting up a special fund is welcome. It will boost buyers’ sentiments and help revive the real estate market. We expected the government to give industry status to real estate sector, though its efforts to support infrastructural development is laudable.
The government’s approval on the long-pending Mumbai DP 2034 is a welcome move. The DP is likely to spur real estate activity in the city and also pave the way for the development of much-needed affordable houses in Maximum City.
The recent cyclone and rains in Chennai has certainly brought to the fore the imperatives of constructing buildings that can effectively withstand the furry of natural disasters. Despite being an integral part of our building code, the implementation of disaster-related components has often been compromised by the industry due to multiple reasons.