A one-month ban on construction delays a project by 3-4 months: Anarock

As air quality in Delhi deteriorated rapidly, the state government implemented a Classification Response Action Plan (GRAP) to combat air pollution. Among the various measures, construction activities would be partially or completely banned depending on the extent of the increase in the air quality index (AQI).

All construction and demolition activities with a lot area of ​​500 square meters or more that are not registered on the dust reduction monitoring portal will be stopped when the AQI is between 201 and 300. When AQI slips in severe category between 401 and 450, all Construction and Demolition activities will be banned except for railway, metro, hospital, sanitation, etc., public projects linear addition such as highways, roads, overpasses.

The industry believes these measures could be a major obstacle to projects under construction in the national capital region. Anarock data shows that around 5.68k housing units are under construction across Delhi NCR.

“Recurring construction bans by the NGT, government or summit courts due to poor air quality have dire consequences. Prashant Thakur, Sr. Director & Head – Research, ANAROCK Group, said: On average, a one-month ban on all construction activities will delay the project by at least three to four months.

However, such bans have no impact on property prices.

Areas in Delhi-NCR with maximum units under construction currently include Greater Noida West, Yamuna Expressway, New Gurgaon, Noida Expressway, Dwarka Expressway, Central Noida, Sector 150 (Noida), Greater Faridabad, Raj Nagar Ext. (Ghaziabad), Sohna and Ext Golf Course. Road, Anarock data display.

“These areas have more than 40,000 units currently under construction in various stages. Greater Noida West alone currently has more than 1.37 lakh construction units and the final construction moratorium could affect project delivery,” Anarock said in its statement.

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