Budget In The Right Direction

BY KAMAL KHETAN

Chairman and Managing Director, Sunteck Realty Ltd

The Union Budget has packed some great ideas and a definite direction for strong economic growth ahead, especially through infrastructure, capital expansion and banking and financial services.

For real estate, the move to extend the tax holiday available for the purchase of affordable houses as well as for the affordable rental housing projects is a welcoming move as it would further strengthen the confidence among both developers and homebuyers.

The move will certainly prompt more demand, especially among first-time buyers who generally fall in the lower and mid-income segments.

Apart from this, the mega infrastructure development and upgradation to be undertaken across India will add much value to the real estate sector.