BDA to develop gated community near Nelamangala

After creating layouts and building flats, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is now developing a gated community at Alur near Nelamangala on the outskirts of the city.

The BDA is constructing 400 two and three bedroom-hall-kitchen (BHK) sets over 40 acres. These are regular and duplex homes with facilities provided in any private gated community.

Explaining the features of the new project, a senior BDA official told Deccan Herald that these houses are not villas but ground plus one (G+1) homes. In the 2BHK segment, some of them will be regular and the rest duplex ones. However, all 3BHK houses are duplex ones. The simple 2BHK homes will be spread across 1,200 sqft and the duplex ones on 1,600 sqft. The 3BHK homes are of 1,800 sqft dimension.

Though the construction has started in September 2015 itself, the BDA has not yet announced the project or notified it. So far, only a few model houses have been constructed. The cost of the houses has also not been finalised. However, the BDA officials have roughly estimated the costs. The price of a 2BHK home will range between Rs 26-35 lakh while a 3BHK one will be around Rs 45 lakh. The final costs will be estimated and placed before the BDA Board for approval, before the project is officially announced, the official said.

One of the prime reason for the BDA constructing such houses was due to zoning rules. Allur and surroundings fall under Tippagondanahalli reservoir catchment area special zone 3 where no building can be more than G+1. Thus, construction of apartments is not possible in the area. The BDA Board thus decided to go for such houses, the official explained.

Another reason for constructing such houses was that there is a demand from people for premium but yet affordable homes. By constructing such houses, the BDA can charge more and also expect more returns. On the other, the applications for the BDA flats is already on the rise. If the response is good, more such projects can be planned, the official added.

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