‘Con­nec­tiv­ity is its sell­ing point’

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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.

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