How Rajarhat New Town is becoming more attractive as a housing destination

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How Rajarhat New Town is becoming more attractive as a housing destination

If you’re looking for real estate in Rajarhat New Town, chances are, you’re probably not alone. Several families in Kolkata have been investing in primary or second homes in the Rajarhat New Town stretch, billed to be New Kolkata of the future. And why not? The area is well planned with ample space for leisure and recreational amenities and is also a thriving commercial, IT and ITeS and educational hub. Property prices have appreciated strongly in Rajarhat New Town over the last few years and there is ample scope for future appreciation as well.

The area is dotted with projects built by leading real estate developers like Shapoorji Pallonji, Ambuja Neotia, Loharuka, Ruchi, Siddha, Nirman and others. Some of the top options include Unimark Merlion, Tata Avenida and Mani Artista to name a few. There is ample availability of housing projects here which are priced anywhere between Rs. 20 lakh and Rs. 3.5 crore on an average. You can find luxury, ultra-luxury, mid-range and affordable housing units here.

Connectivity and Infrastructure

Rajarhat New Town offers excellent connectivity and overall infrastructure to residents. Here’s taking a look at some of its key highlights.

  • Rajarhat Main Road is a major connectivity lifeline while other arterial roads connect to the Basanti Road, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (11 km away) and also the New Town CBD and IT and ITeS cluster.
  • VIP Road and EM Bypass are well connected to the area and link it to several parts of the city.
  • The New Garia-Airport route of the Kolkata Metro network will be going through New Town as proposed and this will boost connectivity immensely in the future.
  • There is also a proposal for an extension of the circular railway to New Town from Bidhannagar/Ultadanga.
  • The National Highway 12 is only 3 kilometres away from here.
  • The area is well planned with demarcated zones for IT Parks, commercial complexes and educational institutions.
  • There is good connectivity to major business hubs including TCS-Gitanjali Park, DLF IT Park 1 & 2 and Candor Techspace among other major business parks.
  • Dedicated 10.5 km Wi-Fi Zone which connects the main arterial road all the way to the Kolkata Airport and the Sector V IT hub. This is the green corridor which is the first Wi-Fi road in India.
  • Action Area-I Flyover has been developed with multiple expressways and flyovers on the anvil for decongesting traffic.
  • Leading companies such as Tech Mahindra, HP, IBM, Vodafone, Accenture, Capgemini, Philips, Ericsson and Genpact have offices here while Infosys is also setting up its IT hub in the vicinity.
  • The New Town Arbitration and Financial Hub is a major business landmark along with Unitech, EcoSpace Business Park, TCS SEZ, World Trade Centre and others. Several Government offices are located here.
  • 100 acres have been demarcated for the Silicon Valley at Action Area II in Rajarhat New Town.
  • Tram services have been proposed for Rajarhat New Town on account of ample space availability.

Social Infrastructure

Rajarhat New Town offers excellent social infrastructure to residents including several popular landmarks and tourist attractions and also a plethora of educational institutions, hospitals, shopping malls and recreational zones. There are plenty of nightlife hotspots in the area as well. Of course, there is good connectivity to neighbouring Salt Lake (Bidhannagar) as well and one can access nightlife destinations there as well.

Key Landmarks:

  • Arts Acre
  • Eco-Tourism Park
  • Biswa Bangla Gate
  • Mother’s Wax Museum
  • Nalban
  • Nazrul Tirtha
  • Vivek Tirtha
  • Rabindra Tirtha
  • Aquatica
  • Vedic Village

Educational Institutions:

  • Xavier’s College
  • Presidency University
  • Rabindra Bharati University
  • Techno India Group
  • Amity University
  • Institute of Engineering and Management
  • Calcutta Airport English High School
  • Delhi Public School
  • Calcutta Public School
  • Holy Public School

Hospitals:

  • Ohio Heart Hospital
  • Tata Cancer Centre
  • Apollo Clinic
  • AMRI
  • Park Hospital
  • Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute

Shopping:

  • City Centre II
  • Axis Mall
  • Home Town Mall
  • Centrus Mall
  • Unitech Downtown Mall
  • Rajarhat Central Mall

Hotels:

  • Swissotel Kolkata Neotia Vista
  • Novotel
  • Pipal Tree
  • Upcoming Westin and Ibis Hotels

Nightlife:

  • Country Roads Micro Brewery and Restaurant
  • Traffic Gastropub
  • Blue Nile Restaurant
  • Addiction Bar and Restaurant
  • Studio-The Pan-Asian Gallery
  • Oval Lounge
  • Zion Bar and Restaurant
  • Shinryu Restaurant and Bar
  • Hookah Knight
  • Mehak-E-Punjab
  • Bluezz
  • On The Rockz
  • The Cloud 9

All in all, Rajarhat New Town makes for a good investment proposition in the current scenario. There are multiple infrastructure and connectivity improvements lined up for Rajarhat New Town in the near future while several educational institutions, MNCs and other conglomerates are expected to set up offices/campuses in the area as well. With industrial clusters and retail zones being set up throughout Rajarhat New Town, social infrastructure development is also taking place rapidly. HIDCO is responsibly maintaining the township with several eco-friendly initiatives backed by advanced technology.

Rajarhat New Town offers ample scope for future appreciation and prices of property are still comparatively reasonable here although there are luxury projects being developed already by top builders. The best part is that buyers get to choose from a wide range of options, i.e. there is something for every budget and preference here unlike several other parts of Kolkata where there is insufficient availability of inventory to match diverse requirements.

Resident Editor