Mali Panchghara, Kolkata
Total Projects: 9
Howrah is Kolkata’s sister city and is largely an industrial town which has transformed into a huge residential agglomeration. Lying on the Hooghly River’s western bank, Howrah is linked to Kolkata through four major bridges, namely the Vivekananda Setu, Vidyasagar Setu, Nivedita Setu and the iconic Howrah Bridge. Howrah is also a terminus for the Eastern and South Eastern Railway zones. The 8 km Kona Expressway is a part of the biggest Indian highway project, i.e. the Golden Quadrilateral Project which aims at connecting Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. The Vidyasagar Setu is linked to the National Highways 6 and 2. The Grand Trunk Road is another major road which starts from the famous Botanical Gardens in Howrah.
Howrah is home to several reputed educational institutions like Don Bosco Liluah and the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. The Santragachi Jheel is a big lake that attracts several migratory birds and bird watchers in droves in the winter season. Howrah is also home to the Lake Land Country Club which lies on the Kona Expressway along with the Panchwati Fortune Park Hotel. The Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission and was founded by Swami Vivekananda. The Avani Riverside Mall is a major entertainment, retail and recreational destination in Howrah and also houses PVR Cinemas. There are several leading hospitals and clinics in Howrah along with banks and other necessary social infrastructures.
The state secretariat, Nabanna was shifted to Howrah from Writers’ Buildings in Central Kolkata and this has brought about huge progress and infrastructural development in the entire zone along with better security and safety arrangements. With infrastructural progress and improvements in connectivity, demand for property in Howrah has increased by leaps and bounds. There are several infrastructural benefits on the anvil including the development of an elevated pedestrian corridor connecting the Howrah station and the East-West metro network linking Howrah and Salt Lake. The Ministry of Railways is also supposed to develop the Howrah station as a world class station.
Developers like Calcutta Metropolitan, Unitech, Eden Group, Avani Group, Forum Projects, Greenfield and Srijan Group have already developed/are developing several big ticket projects in Howrah. Property prices have gone up by approximately 10.06% in Howrah over the last year and you will find housing units priced anywhere between INR 2,875-6,500 per sq.ft. across the affordable-premium segments. Some popular residential projects in Howrah include Merlin Waterfront, Ganges Niketan, Shapoorji Codename Home Next and Space Club Town Riverdale.