Voicing their opinion on the topic of affordable housing in India and the way forward, the real estate experts feels that there is a dire need for the government to first improve the quality of infrastructure at places that are identified for these. Highlighting about the relevance of affordable housing and government’s agenda for ‘Housing for All by 2022’, the realty experts stressed that affordable housing schemes can be successful only if the quality of infrastructure is developed in places that are identified for such houses. This includes access to quality public transport, commutability between the place of work and the place of residence along with the access to quality facilities like health care, education, etc.
In addition, the development of infrastructure itself should be undertaken after a lot of deliberation. For example, provision for water should be planned from reliable sources, as extracting ground water cannot be an easy task. Furthermore, the real estate experts like Supertech Limited feels that besides the Central Government, the different states too had a large role to play in boosting affordable housing. The role of State is of paramount importance with regards to affordable housing in India.
In addition to the point about infrastructure development, developers stressed on the fact that simply identifying peripheral areas across the cities to build affordable housing is incomplete without providing infrastructure and above all creating job opportunities in those regions. Without necessary social infrastructure and job opportunities the scenario will be similar to a cattle going to graze and returning back in the evening. In Millennium city of Haryana Region, Supertech Limited has introduced Basera at Sector 79 and 79B with price range of Rs 12 lakh to 20 lakh. Basera by Supertech will be spread over an area of 12.10 acres comprising a total of 1976 flats. In this affordable project, Supertech also promises zero maintenance charges for five years, zero escalation charges and guaranteed possession in four years.