Delhi Set to go Higher, Taller!!

Posted by rajat On January - 8 - 2012

Forget the 12-15 floors that came up in east and west Delhi in the early 90s, now Delhi is also set to get skyscrapers.

Today, there are many developers who are building 15 floors and plus residential towers in Delhi and the tallest project. ‘Raheja Phoenix’ till now is set at 51 storey which will be build by Raheja Developers.

The Capital Greens project under DLF has 29 floors which are being constructed in Moti Nagar, while the Kings and Queens Court project in Greater Kailash II will have eight floors. In civil Lines, Parsvnath Developers has planned to build over 10 floors for its La Tropicana project. Projects launched by private developers and those in the pipeline will generate about 4,000 units in the national Capital.

Raheja Developers project ‘Raheja Phoenix’ is part of a redevelopment project that is proposed to come up in Kathputli Colony near Patel Nagar. This will be a joint-venture with the Dubai-based Arabtec Construction, who has built the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest tower in the world.

Navin Raheja, chairman and managing director, Raheja Developers Limited said  “We are planning 170 highend units in this project. Raheja Phoenix will be 190 metres tall and will exceed the tallest building in Delhi -the 112-metre Civic Centre. The project envisages the creation of 2,800 2BHK units for displaced slum dwellers in 14-storey structures.“ He also stated that “We are technically qualified for 23 such redevelopment projects in and around Delhi, mainly in Old Delhi, and if we qualify as the highest bidder, we will build over a lakh houses. We will naturally go vertical as there is no other option.

The search for land in Delhi is on for the Supertech Group, which is building the 300-metre, 80storeyed Supernova project and the 255-metre, 60-storeyed North Eye project in Noida.  R K Arora, CMD of the company said “We are considering several options in zones under MPD2021 in Delhi. We hope to launch tall buildings in the Capital, following the overwhelming response we received in Noida. Going forward, tall buildings are the only option available due to scarcity of land.

‘The challenges of going tall in India are the same as the challenges faced in all other countries,’ said GC Christofides, CEO, Arabtech Construction LLC. He also said ‘The easy challenges are utilising the correct systems to allow for the right quality and speed while at the same time handling efficiently the logistical problems specific to tall construction’.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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