The supply of affordable housing in Gurgaon, one of India’s largest real estate markets, is expected to see a significant boost, after the department of town and country planning (DTCP) invited fresh applications for licences to build over 3 lakh affordable housing units.
Haryana amended its Affordable Housing Policy 2013 in October 2017, to extend an existing cap of 300 acre in Gurgaon district to 1,935 acre. Based on the earlier cap, DTCP had issued affordable housing licences over 331 acres, on which around 46,000 units are at different stages of completion, in sectors along Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), also known as Dwarka expressway, and Southern Peripheral Road (SPR).
Gurgaon district is covered by three development plans, for Gurgaon, Sohna and Gwalpahari. The three plans have been amended thus — Gurgaon-Manesar Development Plan will now reserve 1,650 acre for affordable housing, while Gwalpahari will have 15 acre and Sohna 270 acre for the same. Based on this, sectors 1-115 of Gurgaon will eventually have around 2.97 lakh units of affordable flats, with a further 48,600 in Sohna and 2,700 in Gwalpahari.