Online real estate services portal PropTiger has introduced a new feature on its platform called City Master Plan, which will provide home buyers access to the city’s infrastructural development plan as outlined by the government. So, PropTiger will be gathering such government approved plans from civic authorities and merge them with maps of localities and the properties/projects in that locality listed on its platform, to provide users access to information such as land usage (proposed and current), major roads, linkages, highway development plans, railways, metros, rivers, drains and canals. The feature is currently live in Noida, Bangalore and Pune, and the company said that it'll soon be extended to other cities. The information is divided into three categories - Land Usage, Rails & Metros (current and proposed) and Roads & Highways (current and proposed). Users can select any category and then zoom into the area/locality in the city they are looking for properties in. It also provides a link to the source of the information. For example, in Bangalore the information has been collected from Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). Our Take This is potentially a great feature, because often home buyers are completely unaware of what government projects are set to come up or not in the locality. Imagine you book an apartment in a posh locality, get possession of the apartment after a couple of years and then a year later a ugly flyover comes up right next to your balcony. Also, if we look at properties purely from an investment…
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