‘We need more shopping options’
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.