Panvel – A New Livewire Centre
Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani – CMD – Hiranandani Communities
Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) – a Greenfield international airport is coming up at Ulwe- Kopar- Panvel in NaviMumbai. It is developed as a planned second international airport in Mumbai Metropolitan Region as India’s first urban multi-airport system. Under the state government’s ‘Mission Begin Again’, the focus is on fast-track commissioning of NMIA, as it will help attract more investments to Maharashtra and yield higher job creation. The revised deadline for the phase I completion is pegged at May 2021. The estimated passenger traffic for NMIA’s phase I is 10 million passengers which will create a buzz in the emerging hot spot destination of Panvel. This transport driven infrastructure growth will help gain traction for the real estate landscape in Panvel.
Development of an additional international airport will improvise the passenger traffic, air freight and boost the eco-system in Aerotropolis. This will give a fillip to employment, economic activities, and sustained real estate development. NMIA is among the major on-going infrastructure developments in the MMR that shall bear positive fruit for ‘Panvel’ as the new epicentre of economic growth. The region of Panvel is aptly located between two major IT hubs Mumbai –Pune giving it a fat chance to create a new business district. The airport development will foster the socio and civic infrastructure growth paving way for residential, commercial, and retail space to mushroom and cater to the end needs of the relocating populace.
NMIA is part of a multi-modal transport infrastructure development, which includes JNPT port for sea-borne cargo; the passenger terminal for long-distance trains, passenger railway services between Panvel and Karjat; and the Mumbai trans-harbour Link (MTHL) for road transport. Additionally, the on-going flyovers, bridges and Metro lines will enhance connectivity within Navi Mumbai – Panvel and also with the neighbouring urban conglomerations. The proposed infrastructure projects like inland waterways, Ro-Ro services are part of the holistic development process that shall augment the connectivity between Navi-Mumbai and Mumbai and MMR.
Panvel, as a location, enjoys the advantage of easy linkages to all new proposed infrastructure networks being created. The city of Panvel offers an early mover advantage to the home buyer with affordable luxury housing option and the investor bandwagon can reap the benefit of long term capital appreciation. Many renowned developers along with Hiranandani Communities have come up with mega projects to cater to the real estate demand.
Any smart home buyer should build on this positive real estate sentiment and best RoI stories will be scripted at this future perfect destination –Panvel.