‘Connectivity is its selling point’
When Mayur Vihar phase III was developed by DDA sometime in 1996, I was staying at an apartment at the Janta Housing Complex near the bus stand area. In the year 2000, I bought a 32 sq m LIG apartment in the same area for around ` 6 lakh. This was part of the first allotment series of DDA in Mayur Vihar phase 3. Now, though, the same flat must be worth around ` 40 lakh.
Over the years, the area has seen a lot of development, and is one of the better localities of east Delhi. I would rate the infrastructure here – especially the roads – as among the best in this zone. We have never had problems with basic amenities such as water or electricity. The safety and security aspect is good too, as we haven’t come across any major concern here so far.
One of the biggest advantages of this area is its connectivity; it is easily accessible by road from any part of the city, particularly central Delhi and Noida. Phase III does not have a metro yet, but it’s just a few minutes away from phase 1 and II metro stations. Autos and buses ply this stretch frequently. There are good schools and colleges in the vicinity. For entertainment and shopping, one can head to Noida which has enough options, or explore the local markets in Mayur Vihar.
The area has enough green cover and there are a number of small parks in all the residential pockets. However, maintenance of these parks is an issue. Another problem that needs to be addressed is water stagnation, especially during the rainy season. The drainage system, like most parts of the city, is not well- planned. The market area in this phase tends to get congested, especially when the Wednesday market is on. That apart, Mayur Vihar phase III is a prime residential area which is pretty much self-sufficient.