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Thursday, September 04, 2014
Vijayawada, new Andhra Pradesh capital, set to witness real estate boom
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September 4, 2014: Real estate prices are set to skyrocket around Vijayawada following announcement by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu-led Andhra Pradesh government that the new capital would be located "near" the second largest city of the residuary state.
The land prices started shooting up in the region after media reports indicated that the area is "being considered" for locating the new seat of power of Andhra Pradesh which lost Hyderabad to newly-formed Telangana State.
A Siva Reddy, Vijayawada chapter President of Confederation of Real Estate Developer Associations of India, said property prices within 25km radius of the coastal city in Krishna district have doubled during the past few months.
"Ever since the division of State was announced, land prices started shooting up between Vijayawada and Guntur. Prior to the announcement, the prices used to be around Rs 1 crore per acre and now they have gone up to Rs 4 crore. Rates are expected to rise further," Reddy said.
The rush to buy land in and around Vijayawada had gone to such an extent the Government had to intervene and issue orders banning conversion of agriculture land into residential plots in part of Krishna District, said M Ramakrishna, Proprietor of Sri Gayatri Real Estates.
"With today's announcement, the land prices are set to skyrocket as most of the realty sales had been put on hold pending clarity from the Government on capital city. Now that the air has been clear, Vijayawada will witness real estate boom," Ramakrishna said.
Barring some small residential plots, no major land dealings have taken place "officially" for the past few months, he added.
However, the task of acquiring adequate land for building capital may not be easy for the government given the prices prevailing there, a senior official said.
There is no clarity yet on the quantum of government land available in the area and also the amount of real estate that needs to be acquired to build the necessary infrastructure, he added.