Lucknow: Property prices may go north

Property prices are expected to go up as the district administration has begun its exercise to revise circle rates after a gap of two years. The fresh rates are expected to roll out from August.
The fresh rates are expected to roll out from August.(Representative image)
The fresh rates are expected to roll out from August.(Representative image)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 03:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Property prices are expected to go up as the district administration has begun its exercise to revise circle rates after a gap of two years. The fresh rates are expected to roll out from August.

STEEP HIKE IN OFFING?

Officials also speculated a change in the circle rate calculation formula.

They said areas including Gomti Nagar, Hazratganj, Aminabad, Qaiserbagh, Mahanagar and others may witness a steep rise in rates of property, after revision of circle rates.

Prices of properties in areas adjoining expressways may also go up manifold.

As compared to urban areas, there is less need for revision in the circle rates in rural pockets, said the DM.

“Revenues have taken a hit as circle rates remained unchanged in the last two years. In such a situation, there is a dire need to revise circle rates, especially in the city areas,” said Kaushal Raj Sharma, district magistrate.

Some officials also speculated a change in the circle rate calculation formula. They said areas including Gomti Nagar, Hazratganj, Aminabad, Qaiserbagh, Mahanagar and others may witness a steep rise in rates of property, after the revision of circle rates.

Prices of properties in areas adjoining expressways may also go up manifold. According to the district magistrate, these areas have witnessed massive development in the recent past. As compared to urban areas, there is less need for revision in the circle rates in rural pockets, he added.

The DM directed the officers concerned to carry out a thorough survey of the city areas prior to the revision of circle rates.

The circle rates were last revised in 2015. At that time, rates of commercial properties were decreased. Under the tax revision (for commercial properties), Sadar tehsil witnessed a 20-30% reduction in the rates of shops.

The areas including Mahanagar, Hazratganj, Shivaji Marg, Vibhuti Khand, Aliganj, Khunkhunji Road, Alambagh, Kanpur Road, Rae Bareli Road also saw a steep fall in rates of commercial properties.

However, the rates of non-agriculture land (even in city limits) witnessed a hike of 5-10%. The administration had also proposed a 20-25% hike in circle rates of land falling within 8-km radius of Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) limits.

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    Oliver Fredrick is working in capacity of Senior Correspondent and is based in Lucknow. Other than covering important beats like Railways, Defense, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), District Administration, he loves to write on human interest stories as it gives an instant connect with the readers. In his career of around 10 years, he has done several path-breaking stories which had forced the State Government authorities to take appropriate actions. Prior coming to Lucknow, he was based in Bareilly and was taking care of politically-sensitive West UP districts like Rampur, Moradabad, Pilibhit, Badaun,Muzaffarnagar and others.

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