Precast method catches fancy of realty firms in NCR.
Over a hundred members of CREDAI from various states like Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnakata, among others, while visiting the UP-NCR showed surprise as to how low-cost housing was being made possible by developers of the region. The delegation, while visiting various sites, were told that even though the region is close to the national capital, the soaring land prices were offset by using precast technology to build houses.
Meanwhile, realtors from other states noticed that Delhi-NCR developers are building high-rise towers without any gap between them. “Builders should ensure that enough gap remains between two towers so that sunlight can enter into houses and in case of fire aid can be rushed,” said Jaiveer Reedy, a realtor from Hyderabad.
The team first visited Jaypee Group site in Noida, followed by Crossings Republik in Ghaziabad. In the last leg, realtors saw India’s largest precast construction manufacturing unit in Greater Noida (West). The unit, which makes pre-fabricated construction structures like wall, slab, beam and pillars, etc, is managed by Supertech Group on area of 60,000 metres in Sector Ecotech-16.
Realtors appreciated that with precast German technology, construction can be sped-up to a great extent in comparison to the traditional mode. RK Arora, CMD Supertech and vice-president CREDAI (west UP) said this technology will benefit 50,000 homebuyers in the first phase of its use.
Another developer of the UP-NCR said they are helping other players in the industry for construction of high-rise, low-rise, villas, townships and many more structures. “The main advantages of precast technology are quality, speed of construction and a value-for-money product,” said Anil Sharma, CMD Amrapali group.
“The use of such technology helps in saving up to 64% of the time taken for similar projects using normal construction methods and technology,” said Amit Gupta of Assocham.