CHAL­LENGES FACED

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Estates - - ESTATES -

Un­planned growth and lack of prop­erty in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment in the area causes prob­lems for lo­cal res­i­dents. They com­plain that both the civic au­thor­i­ties and de­vel­op­ers have ig­nored in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment. First the group hous­ing so­ci­eties came up, then habi­ta­tion in­creased sharply, and only then work on roads and sew­er­age started. Most res­i­dents have shifted from ei­ther Chandi­garh or Panchkula. They are used to good in­fra­struc­ture. So, there is a gap be­tween what res­i­dents ex­pect and what they get. In­fra­struc­ture and ameni­ties within group hous­ing apart­ment projects are rel­a­tively qual­ity. Also, the re­sults of the un­planned growth in the area are all too ob­vi­ous for new buy­ers to ig­nore. The res­i­dents’ prob­lems have only mul­ti­plied in re­cent years as the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion in­creases in both the ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas. So, more and more end-users are now opt­ing out of the area even though prices are rel­a­tively low.

For the in­vestor, the ini­tial prom­ise of high returns has not been ful­filled. Though, in early years of its de­vel­op­ment

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