The National Real Estate Development Council (Naredco) has once again urged the Haryana government to allot land for its headquarters in Gurgaon.
The autonomous body has long been planning to shift its headquarters from Delhi to Gurgaon’s Sector 32. It had written to the government two years ago regarding a two-acre plot in the sector located off the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. But, the government, then led by the Congress, had put the request on the back burner, Naredco president Parveen Jain claimed.
“Naredco had applied for a two-acre plot in the institutional area of Sector 32, located off the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, about two years ago. We had told the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led government that we were ready to pay for the land, but the matter was put on the back burner for unknown reasons. We also plan to set up a skill development centre at this site,” Jain said.
The real estate body is going through major expansion, with it recently launching its Mysore chapter. Hence, Naredco needs a bigger space for its headquarters, Jain said.
“The size of Naredco as an organisation is expanding fast with 10 chapters across the country. We recently launched our Mysore chapter. Therefore, we need bigger space. We have earmarked Sector 32 as it is an institutional sector with large plot sizes of two acres and more. The sector is strategically located near Rajiv Chowk on the Gurgaon expressway,” Jain said.
If the government fails to allot Naredco the two-acre plot in Sector 32, the body plans to look for space in Udyog Vihar. Currently, it is headquartered at East of Kailash in New Delhi.
Naredco also plans to ask the Haryana chief minister to become its patron of the Haryana chapter as is the case in Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
“We have urged the state government to expedite the process of allotting the land. We will soon meet chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. We would also urge him to become the patron of our Haryana Chapter which, is presently known as Real Estate Developers Council (REDCO), Haryana,” Jain said.
Set up under the aegis of the Centre’s ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation in 1998, the apex national body for the real estate sector acts as a platform where the government, developers and public discuss problems and opportunities. Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu is the chief patron of the organisation.