‘We need more shop­ping op­tions’

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Iam an op­er­a­tions man­ager with a Chi­nese multi­na­tional com­pany based in Noida. I pur­chased a 3BHK flat at Golf Links in 2010 and took pos­ses­sion of the same in Fe­bru­ary 2013. It’s a 92-acre town­ship pro­ject on NH 24 and, at the mo­ment, the de­vel­oper has com­pleted phase1 of the pro­ject. About 45 fam­i­lies have moved in. I have been stay­ing in a rented apart­ment for the last few months.

I bought this flat be­cause it is equidis­tant from Noida, my work place, and Meerut, my home­town. The pro­ject has plenty of open space and green­ery.

We or­gan­ise a quar­terly meet­ing with our de­vel­oper and dis­cuss is­sues re­lated to civic ameni­ties. I had pur­chased this prop­erty at the BSP of R2200 and the cur­rent pre­vail­ing rate is R3600, so the value of the prop­erty has ap­pre­ci­ated by 30%.

I think NH 24 is the most af­ford­able op­tion in NCR. It has all mod­ern ameni­ties as well. The Columbia Asia Hos­pi­tal is ad­ja­cent to our town­ship which is an added ad­van­tage.

Be­sides th­ese pos­i­tives, there are also a few chal­lenges. One is­sue is com­mut­ing. Al­though au­tos ply on the road, they are not af­ford­able op­tions. There are no pub­lic buses ei­ther. I only hope that the au­thor­i­ties in­tro­duce some pub­lic trans­port in the area to im­prove com­mute to the Metro sta­tion and to Delhi. The area does not have fa­cil­i­ties such as a gas pipe­line. There are also no shop­ping op­tions nearby. I can only hope that as more peo­ple move into the com­plex, some fa­cil­i­ties will come up in the area.

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