Nagpur, famous for its oranges, has successfully emerged as the hub of real estate. The success can be attributed to the over all commercial and residential development of the city. Nagpur, only a milestone behind Mumbai, has attracted and established medium to heavy industry, IT , ITeS and BPO sector to the city. The city has a load of advantages in its favour. Nagpur is one of the most central cities, with abundance of affordable land and labour, which works out in favour of most companies to set up a unit in the city.
In the past 5 years, IT, ITeS and the BPO sector have made inroads in to the city with companies like Satyam, Hexaware, TCS, and WIPRO setting up their facilities in the city. Besides, the Special Economic Zone will host companies in various sectors in the state. One of the most pronounced investments in the city includes that of Boeings USD 100 million maintenance, repair and overhaul base for Asia. This project will lead to a number of job opportunities, talent movement to the state and thus residential development around the site of the project.
One of the most talked about projects, the Airport, is the largest economic development project underway in India. The project brought along industry and real estate interest to the city. The projects attempt to make Nagpur, one of the most central locations in India into a cargo hub with the development of the Cargo airport. The project integrates road and rail connectivity. Project consists of two parts namely International airport to act as a cargo hub and a Special Economic Zone with residential zone covering a total area of 40.25 sq. km on the southern end of Nagpur. Spread over 3310 hectares, the MIHAN project will utilize 1200 hectares exclusively for the airport. Since the launch of the project in 2006 there has been extensive commercial and residential development in the city. This also led to a surge in prices in the real estate in the city.
Residential Property in Nagpur
Once a dormant city, Nagpur has made good progress with Malls sprawling up and city coming alive, day and night. Dhantoli, Wardha, Marathahalli, Shankar Nagar and Amravati Road, Manish Nagar have seen extensive residential development and command good rates. The city has not only seen development in the city areas but has also expanded in the north, east and west.
The city has seen massive push in prices owing to the rising demand. Civil Lines remains the citys premium residential neighbourhood, fetching highest rates
Not only that, the city is seeing development integrated townships. as there is abundance of supply there are builders booking large pieces of land. Satyam Group and Sahara Group have shown interest in developing such projects, while DLF has undertaken to develop the SEZ Park in the city and aims at generating over 50000 jobs in the city.
Some of the local builders that have undertaken residential projects include Hindustan Builders, Nikunj Builders (P) Ltd, Roshni Developers and Shewalkar Developers Ltd.
Commercial development in Nagpur
Sky rocketing prices in the commercial real estate sector is the talk of the town in the city. Some of the most intriguing deals at the highest prices include the sale of land by The Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) at Rs. 80 lakh an acre. Within the city the prices are even higher. Even at this price the demand has been steadily moving up with absorption around 50-60%. The logistics park has attracted investment may times over the original investment.
8 million sqft of space in Nagpur is covered with shopping malls. Matching the needs of the residential development and increasing need for sophisticated shopping formats, WHC Road, Itwari and Dharampeth have seen high class retail development. Also, the citys shopping needs are met by markets in Sitabuldi, Sadar, Central Avenue, and Gandhi Baug. There are also another 6-8 shopping malls planned in the city to come up in the by the end of this financial year. These are expected to be located in Grain market in Wardhman Nagar, Jaripatka, Netaji Market and Water Works Department in Sitabuldi, Gokulpeth Market and Pachpoli Flyover near Kamal Square.
Investors in the city
NRIs have shown a special interest in the city, as it is one of the most lucrative tier II city in India. Also, a lot of people who moved out of city to the metros can now plan and move back to the city. This category looks at real estate with high interest.
How to invest
It is easy to find out about the city through the internet. One of the easiest ways is to log onto any site and find about the builders and brokers in the city and contact them through the site. As currently the supply is good, once the first steps are taken finalizing the property will not be much of a hassle.
Nagpur is in its most attractive phases right now and will continue to be the hotspot for coming few years.