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Tilak Marg house goes for Rs 100 cr

india Updated: Jan 11, 2007 03:44 IST

A single-storey house at 3 Tilak Marg has just been bought for Rs 100 crore, continuing the scorching pace of ultra-expensive real-estate deals in the coveted centre of the Capital.

The acquisition was confirmed on Tuesday night by Abhay Oswal, managing director of Oswal Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd., who acquired the property on behalf of his company.

The sale falls short of the record Rs 137 crore that was paid for a property on Amrita Shergill Marg by Sanjay Singhal, owner of Bhushan Power & Steel, last year. But the hefty price demonstrates the scarcity of property in central Delhi and the severe restrictions on how that land can be used.

The property, less than a kilometre from India Gate, had been the focus of a prolonged battle between the seller, Sudarshan Bagaria, and the government, which seized it from him under undisclosed circumstances. After a court case, Bagaria prevailed and has promptly sold the property.

“The parameters that influence (the price of property) include neighbourhood profile, built-up area, quieter neighbourhood and title ownership,” said Shweta Jain of real-estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield.

Delhi-based Oswal Chemicals & Fertiliser is a publicly traded Rs 1,200 crore company.

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