The east side of the city is all set to get smart. Starting early next year, two new infrastructure projects offering 8,000 flats are coming up in Karkardooma and Trilokpuri. To be built on TOD (transit-oriented development) guidelines, both the projects will give commercial as well as residential spaces. While the Karkardooma project will have 5,000 flats, at Trilokpuri - where the flats will come up right opposite Sanjay Lake - 3,000 will be up for grabs. Also tagged as smart cities, the complexes will be built near Metro stations and will have landscaped parks and green areas. The buildings, too, will be totally green with complete recycling of waste, including plastic.
The projects are being undertaken by National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), a PSU. They will be completed in five years, said NBCC head Anoop Kumar Mittal. NBCC, which will work on the projects in phases, plans to start sale of flats of the first phase by next year, said Mittal. Work on the Karkardooma project is going to start from March 2016 and that on the Trilokpuri project, also called the Lake View Complex, will start from February 2016. The cost of the Karkardooma project is around Rs 5,000 crore while that of the Trilokpuri project is Rs 2,000 crore, he added. "Both the projects are in critical stages of planning and design. We have already identified the basic plan, including the number of flats that will be on offer, along with the commercial segment of the projects. Both will have an iconic, signature building of 100 storeys that will have both commercial and residential spaces," Mittal said. That's not all.
The project will be a green complex. It will follow the zero-discharge principle. All sewage generated within the project will be treated or recycled in-house. There will be no surface parking. "We will ensure that there is minimum vehicular movement," said the NBCC chief. Interestingly, the zero waste management is being undertaken by NBCC in its previous project too - the government flats built in New Moti Bagh. "All the waste, including solid waste, in the New Moti Bagh project is recycled by NBCC. In these two projects, even plastic will be recycled and converted into cooking gas," said Mittal.
Apart from the 100-storey signature towers, other towers within the complex will have 10-30 storeys. Work on the Karkardooma project will take five years to complete and the Trilokpuri project will take four years to complete. They will also provide retail space, a five-acre park, sculptures, a laser park and a circular skywalk. According to NBCC, the EWS housing will be largely subsidized. Other units in the semi-luxury, middle-class and luxury housing, serviced apartments etc will be sold to the public like any private development. "NBCC will maintain the complex for 30 years," said Mittal.