Santhosh Kumar, Vice Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants

By what seems like a cruel twist of fate, the grounding of the country’s largest airline coincided with provisional construction approval for India’s largest (by surface area) airport at Jewar in Noida.

It may be recalled that the Allahabad court dismissed petitions filed by farmers and gave in-principle approval to commence the construction of Jewar International Airport, which is estimated to be built at a cost of USD 3.1 bn.

Naturally, the expectation is that just like any mega infrastructure project, this greenfield airport will give a major boost to the overall economic activity around Noida and Greater Noida region. Let’s take a closer look.

Economic Impact Of Jewar International Airport

Once completed, Jewar International Airport will not only ease traffic at Delhi’s IGI Airport but also create multiple job opportunities and give decent impetus to the property market in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway.

These markets have been reeling under tremendous pressure over the last three to four years, and require a fresh injection of opportunity and intent to overcome this slump.

Santhosh Kumar, Vice Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants

  • Bangalore, Hyderabad & Chennai  saw a 77% increase in new residential supply in 2018; NCR 16%, MMR & Pune 17%
  • Chennai led new launch supply with a 98% increase, Bangalore 91%, Hyderabad 43%
  • Bangalore, Hyderabad & Chennai  saw a 20% increase in housing sales; 18% in North, 15% in West

The year 2018 was a mixed bag of highs and lows for the Indian real estate sector. The initial pangs of policy alterations seemed to fade away with each region seeing visible signs of recovery across segments.

Even as the liquidity crunch and stalled/delayed projects continue to plague the sector, the main southern cities of BangaloreChennai and Hyderabad actually saw faster growth momentum than their northern counterpart NCR.

Retail, commercial and residential real estate saw a lot more activity in Southern cities than in the North.

Residential

As per ANAROCK data, the southern cities raced far ahead of those in the North,