Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is famous for its rich cultural heritage. At present, it is also one of fast emerging metropolis in the country. Lucknow is on the list of being declared as a smart city. The city has witnessed a level of investment and influx of migrant population. Several industries and government organizations have opened offices in Lucknow. In a nutshell, Lucknow is experiencing economic boom. Together with the economic boom, the real estate market of Lucknow is also booming. It has become one of the preferred destinations for people residing in other cities of Uttar Pradesh as well. Investors are flocking in from different cities of Uttar Pradesh such as Allahabad, Bahraich, Barabanki, Kanpur, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi, and Unnao to Lucknow in search of their dream home.
As per the data available in 2018, the National Housing Bank’s price index for under construction properties has recorded an overall increase in 39 cities with the maximum price growth of 9.4% recorded in Lucknow.
It is abundantly clear from the above – the real estate market in Lucknow is booming. But ever wondered why did the sudden boom in real estate sector happen? We have set out a few key reasons responsible for the growth story of real estate in Lucknow.
As indicated above, there are several reasons that have led to the massive boom in the real estate market in Lucknow.
Social Infrastructure: Lucknow is very well connected when it comes to the social infrastructure. The city has four highways: NH 24 connects Delhi, NH 25 connects Bhopal via Jhansi, NH 28 connects to Mokama (Bihar), NH 56 to Varanasi and four State highways viz. SH 25 connects Hardoi, SH 36 connects Rae Bareli, SH 56 connects Sultanpur and SH 40 connects Mohaan. Amar Shaheed Path or an elevated road, starts from Gomti Nagar and ends at Kanpur Road and connects large parts of the city. Lucknow also enjoys great rail and air connectivity. The icing on the cake has been the development of Lucknow Metro. This has resulted in the development of a number of real estate projects.
The Real Estate Developers: Residents of Lucknow are attached to the city. They have bought plots of land for their forever homes. Research indicates that Lucknow has witnessed private developer presence more than 30 years ago with planned plotted developments by some local developers. In the last few years, several real estate developers have entered the market. These developers have helped in the establishment of multi storied projects and modern townships. The developers have also purchased plots of land which are auctioned by the Lucknow Development Authority or the Uttar Pradesh Housing and Development Board. Majority of these lands are in and around Faizabad Road, Gomti Nagar Extension, Rae Bareli Road and Hardoi Road. Accordingly, a number of real estate projects have come up in these areas.
The Boom in Population: Lucknow has also witnessed a phenomenal growth over the last few years. Policy initiatives of the government and the boom in the economy have resulted in job opportunities, growth of business and a better standard of living. This has also led to an increase in the population of the city. People from neighbouring cities are now migrating to Lucknow in search of a better quality of life. This has provided a boost to the realty in Lucknow as well.
Easier Sources of Finances: Borrowing a home loan has become easier than before. Banks and NBFCs have slashed the home loan rates substantially. In fact, SBI offers the Lowest Home Loan Interest Rate Starting at 8.40%. Access to cheap home loan rates also means that people have more liquidity to afford real estate. As a result, the real estate sector has received a fillip.
Rise of Medical Tourism in Lucknow: The city is a growing hub of medical tourism. It attracts a lot of patients from Nepal every year. The government of Uttar Pradesh is committed to make Lucknow one of the top medical destinations in the country. Several multi speciality hospitals have been set up in Lucknow with world class facilities. This has resulted in the influx of both patients and medical professionals looking for housing options in Lucknow. Therefore, rise of medical tourism has also led to the growth of real estate developers in Lucknow..