How Weak Real Estate Affected BMC’s Budget 2016-17

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the richest civic body in the country recently presented its annual budget for 2016-17. This is going to be the last budget before civic body goes in for elections next year. Let’s take a look at some of its key highlights. 1: Weak Real Estate Eats into BMC’s Revenues At

A ‘Khata’ Scam Brewing in Bengaluru

BBMP data shows that there are over 800 commercial and residential properties in the city that were given fake Khatas.

Your Affordable Home is Under Threat

The Indian government has ambitious plans to enable housing for all, but affordable housing – which is a necessary component of this plan, is under severe stress. Why? Developers say that input costs including materials, labour and even finance charges have been rising. This makes it more expensive for them to build affordable homes. Even

NDTV-Citizen Impact: Gurgaon’s Monsoon Flooding Plugged

The Property Show has been giving citizens across urban India a platform to voice their grievances about the state of their neighborhoods and their cities. One such effort took us to Gurgaon’s DLF Phase I, a posh residential colony that every monsoon sinks under a toxic pool of sewage mixed with rainwater run-off. Despite persistent

Smart Cities: Winners And Their Challenges

Union Minister for Housing lifted the veil on the winners of Smart City Challenge, 20 cities from 11 states and one Union Territory made it to the first list of cities that will be developed into smart cities. We are joined by best minds in the field to decode the challenges on the road ahead.

Mumbai or ‘Slum’bay? Why Slum Tourism Will Continue To Boom In The City

Mumbai may house some of India’s best skyscrapers but it also contains the country’s largest slums. And that is an eyesore for the financial capital of the country. “Today Mumbai is known as the ‘slumbay”. People come here to see the slum tourism. This is not good for a city that aspires to be world