About Kundli/ Sonepat region:
Kundli is an emerging new destination which comes under district Sonepat and is 15-20 minutes drive from Pitampura/ Rohini and right on National Highway 1. Kundli is approximately 31 kms from Connaught place and 2.5 kms from Delhi border.
Because of escalating prices in Delhi, people started looking for cheaper alternative options within drivable distance and hence came the need for Greater Noida/ Tronica City/ Dwarka and that of Kundli-Sonepat region.Also, because of superimposed efforts of government to make Delhi, an international world class city and to decongest Delhi, Central government and Haryana government showed their generousity in allocating funds to this unheard region.
Mega crore projects allocated to Kundli-Sonepat belt
RRTS: 5000 crore monorail project, work likely to start after negotiations with Delhi government regarding allowance of trains inside Delhi. Centre has already allocated funds for this project to decongest Delhi. RRTS to be functional by 2015 if project goes according to plan. As per the original plan, RRTS high speed trains will connect delhi (Kashmere Gate) to Kundli and Panipat with stations at Kundli/ Rai/ Murthal/ Gannaur/ Panipat and distance between Kashmere Gate and Kundli will be covered in 20 minutes.
KMP expressway: 3000 crores, work in progress, upto 66 % work completed as per official figures. Originally planned for 2009 but hit by multiple delays. KGP expressway is another project which has been approved funding by centre and will resume work in 2013. KMP and KGP will together form the third ring road.
Rajiv Gandhi Education city: 5000 crore project spanning 5000 acres of land. Government has acquired 2000 acres for phase 1 and has allocated land to 10 universities and reviewing application for others. Plan to have engineering colleges, medical schools, MBA, research centres, genetics, aviation, law schools all under one campus. Work under progress. Mr. Hooda recently inaugurated 12 universities in June 2012 and announced the allotment of 100 acres to prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi campus).
NIFTEM:National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) has been set up by Ministry of Food Processing Industries as a Rs. 500 crores project with a sprawling campus of 100 acres located at Kundli, Sonepat. Already in operation.
Horticulture project: International Horticulture Market Terminal would be set up at a cost of Rs 1,264.67 crore in Sonepat district, expected to be completed by 2015
Textile park: The Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation (HSIIDC) is now setting up a textile park in Barhi, Sonipat to generate around Rs 750 crore annual garments business and create 7,500 jobs.
A multi functional complex is also being developed at Kundli popularly known as Rai-Kundli Multi-functional Complex. It is in this complex that Export Promotion Industrial Park, Food Park, Cold Chain Complex will be developed by HSIIDC
Logistic park: to be built over 200 acres by TDI, 350 crore project.
SEZ project: worth 1000 crores by Anantraj and few other companies. Construction of Anantraj Sez is nearly complete.
Delhi Metro proposed: however I could not see any official link for that.
Most of the above mentioned projects have been alloted funds by centre or haryana government.
RAJIV GANDHI EDUCATION CITY: THE MAJOR DRIVER
Rajiv Gandhi Education city would be the main driving factor in this region for development like IT hubs are for Gurgaon today.This university has been approved 5000 acres and many universities have already been alloted under it.This university can be major boost for driving middle class families out of Delhi if they allow good universities under their belt and can create opportunities for employment for lecturers/ teachers/ human resources/ class IV jobs.
Of note, when fully established Rajiv Gandhi Education city would be world's largest education city accomodating 1.5 lakh students.
Some of Prominent Institutes who have allotted land in this Education City are as under :
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Delhi: 100 acres
Thapar University:62.00 Acres
Hindu Educational & Charitable Society, Sonepat:07.38 Acres
Manav Rachna International University:25.00 Acres
Birla Institute of Management Technology:07.38 Acres
Fore School of Management:07.38 Acres
International Foundation for Research & Education :25.00 Acres
Karnatak Ligyas Educational Society :07.38 Acres
Lala Nemi Chand Educational Trust:02.41 Acres
Asian Education Society :03.82 Acres
Ashoka University: 25 acres
National Law University: 100 acres
Nanotechnology, biotechnology, genetics, engineering, medicine, avionics, information technology, artificial intelligence, environmental sciences and geospatial technologies, management and finance, defence research, film and media and law are some of the subjects the city will offer in addition to management courses/ humanities and fine arts. So, far in entire NCR area, we donot have medical colleges, research, genetics, engineering colleges, law schools all in the same campus. Apart from being the centre for higher learning, Rajiv Gandhi Education City will also serve as a laboratory for advanced technologies.This is going to be one of an attempt to have all things at same place. RRTP fast trains (speed 200km/ hr) will have one station at Rajiv Gandhi Education city, so as to attract students from Delhi.
They are planning to bring in institutions like Oxford and Cambridge, so as to attract international students as well.
Again, I would emphasise that this is going to be the biggest educational project not only in NCR region but throughtout India. No campus in India occupies area as big as 5000 acre.
Just to emphasise how big area 5000 area is, here is what I found when I googled Delhi University area in acres:
North Delhi University campus is spread over 495 acres.
South Delhi University enjoys over 69 acres campus
Jawahar Lal Nehru University campus occupies 1000 acres land
Renowned IIT Delhi campus covers 320 acres area,
AIIMS has 115 acre campus
Delhi College of Engineering is sprawled over 164 acres of land.
In addition, there are rumours of Azadpur Subzi Mandi to be shifted to Narela which is 7 kms from Kundli and 70 acre plot has been alloted for this. Also, DLF and Anantraj SEZ have been built which will become operational in few months-year time and will bring hundreds of jobs.
Having said all the positives, please do expect timeframe of minimum 5-7
years for this city to develop.
Brief overview of major projects:
TDI Kundli: Biggest builder in terms of area. Spread over 1500 acres with concept of integrated township with options to buy plots/ villas/ apartments and floors.
Bang on NH-1, 2.5 kms from delhi border and 15 min drive from Pitampura/ rohini.
Adjacant to Rajiv Gandhi university, 1 km from main gate
2-2.5 kms from KMP expressway.
Has TDI mall, which is largest mall in north of delhi.
Possession has been given to nearly 85% blocks, people have started living there. Roads/ infrastructure all in place.
High price, Rates range from 25k-60k, those right on National highway are 60k and H/I/J/K blocks are selling for 25-30k.
Spread over 330 acre area with beautiful township with option of plots/ villas and apartments, 100% possession granted
Same location as of TDI Kundli, on NH-1 and even closer to KMP expressway and Rajiv Gandhi Education city.
Disadvantage: Higher cost, nothing is available for < 35k.
Jindal Global City:
Again township concept, spread over 650 acres.
Options of villas/ plots/ apartments/ cottages.
Sector road has been proposed which will bring the project to within 2kms of NH.
Distance from Delhi Border: 10-12 kms, commute time: 15 minutes.
Project is in earlier stage, possessions to be granted in 2-3 years time.
Small project adjacent to Jindal global city, in early stage of development, offering plots at cheapest rate, around 18k.
Disadvantage: No possession has been offered till date, project in early stage despite launch 5-6 years back.
Small 70 acre project, offering plots/ villas, bang on NH-1, 13 kms from Delhi border, 30 minutes from Pitampura, 15 minutes from delhi border. Within close proximity of Rajiv Gandhi education city upto 5-6 kms. Murthal will be nearest RRTS station, upto 2-3 kms distance. Available in range between 28-30k, possession has been granted to most homes.
Disadvanatge: Very small community.
Possession problems, but available at cheap rates around 12-15k. Lately Omaxe has started offering possessions.