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Sunday, July 22, 2018

P S N Rao


The author is a senior professor and head, Centre for Real Estate Studies, SPA, New Delhi

Redevelopment on right track, but challenges remain
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Integrating new buildings with old heritage facilities, careful integration of people, vehicles & land uses, and tackling livelihoods of poor living off railway stations, among others, need to be factored in while redevelopment of railway land and stations

Deteriorating air quality: No half measures to tackle Delhi pollution
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Strengthening public transport such as Metro rail, promoting electric vehicles, strict monitoring of construction and finding ways to use crop stubble rather than burning are some of the measures that can be taken to curb Delhi-NCR pollution that has increased to alarming levels

RERA: An Act seeing dilution, missing deadlines and agitations
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

With only 15 states having notified rules under the Act and provisions regarding ‘ongoing’ projects and penalty getting diluted, the pace of implementation has not been satisfactory, leading to anxiety among homebuyers

Real estate: A real fillip needs additional push post-currency pullback
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

The real estate sector in India has forward and backward linkages with as many as 265 industries.

One way to avoid several hassles
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

Pedestrianisation of specific precincts in the city is a very good and accepted idea. Making it happen needs careful orchestration of various parameters.

Compact Settlement: The need to adopt redevelopment
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

From new housing infra to developers getting additional floor area to increased revenues for urban local bodies, the approach has multiple benefits

Prioritising aesthetics: Cities need to be ‘art smart’
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

Despite having a master planning system, the implementation often leaves much to be desired.

Model Building Byelaws: Reforms rolled out, over to states now
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

Since the provisions are not binding on the state governments and building regulation being a state subject, states have to adopt these in their respective statutes.

Focus on the product,not the discount
Sat, Oct 17, 2009

A question one is asked often these days is whether it is time to celebrate since the real estate market is rising once again.....

See,check and buy
Sat, Sep 26, 2009

Before you make an investment in property,make a close scrutiny of the project and examine all the possibilities