What are the benefits of having a flat near airport

While investing in a new property, almost every person checks out the locality of the property. Though every city has its share of high and low demand areas, there are a few regions that depict common trends among buyers when it comes to demand for residential properties, the area around the airport being one of them.

A section of real estate buyers really look up at getting properties near the airport. However, there is yet another group for whom locations near to the airport are not the first priority for a residential complex. So, there is the obvious question, which is a smarter decision? On closely analyzing, it can be said that buying a flat near airport definitely has its set of perks. Check them out and see if these are good enough reasons for you to invest in a residential property near the airport.

  • Ease of conveyanceNeedless to say, that the area near the airport enjoys one of the best communication and conveyance facilities. It is easy to reach most parts of the city as well as a great location for those who are frequent fliers. Those who happen to travel a lot by air due will find that having a property near the airport will save them a whole lot of time, trouble and expenses in the long run and no more missed flights.
  • Better quality of living Severalpremium projects are located in the locations near the airport. If you are checking out high class living along with a really great quality of life, the New Town Rajarhat is a great place to start your search for real estate property that will provide all the amenities and facilities you are searching for and is the most developed location being near to the airport
  • The higher scope of employment Believe it or not, there has been an upward trend in setting up of various offices including IT/ITeS in the localities close to the airport like Rajarhat. Most organizations that deal with overseas clients and have offices in various cities prefer to set up office at a location that is easily accessible for anyone travelling to the city. The airport area fits this criterion perfectly. Even Kolkata, which did not see such a major trend in the past, is witnessing this change as more & more offices are being set up near airport or areas close by, such as Rajarhat.
  • Better investment options Are you planning on setting up your own business and looking for an office space or planning to invest into a residential apartment for rental yields? The airport area will certainly give you great choices. Business options such as setting up café or restaurant are among the best ideas if you have the means to set it up and the airport is definitely the best place. Even renting apartments are much easier in New Town Rajarhat due to high demand from IT/ITeS sectors.
  • Higher ROI Who does not want a higher return on investment? Whenever you are investing in a real estate property, you must be checking the resale value compared to the original price. While, in most cases, the resale value increases with inflation and thereby not providing you any effective profit, the flats near airport can actually give you a better return than other areas.

Standalone Buildings Or Gated Complex- Which One Should You Opt for

When it comes to buying a home, the first thing that often crosses our mind is that whether we should opt for a standalone building or a residential complex. While the majority nods for the latter, considering its benefits, there are still few buyers having  a strong affinity for standalone buildings. This is because a standalone building is apparently economical than the residential complex. In spite of this fact, there’s a major shift towards residential complex. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this growing popularity of the complex apartments.

While the residential complexes have garnered quite a demand, the standalones witnessed steep demand depreciation in the current financial year. Apartments in the gated complex remained the most preferred category across different zones in Kolkata. Flats in Rajarhat New Town and other city fringes have acquired quite a high demand as most of the housing projects in these areas are gated complex.

The Primary Reasons for the Shifting Preference

However, the primary reasons of why homebuyers are opting complexes are discussed below:

  • While budget is often a deciding factor of a home buying decision, it’s also true that the residential complex like One Rajarhat is offering the buyers a world of amenities, which is otherwise unavailable in the standalone buildings. To increase the convenience quotient of your standalone apartment, you need to spend an extra amount, which is often close to the price of a residential complex. From this perspective, a residential building certainly deserves a higher degree of preference.


  • The fittings and fixtures generally provided in a standalone building is inferior to that of a complex as number of flats is much higher in a complex resulting in bigger procurement orders and better deals.


  • The gated communities/complexes offer the inmates a great luxury of common space along with improved security measures, which is unavailable in the standalone buildings.



  • Residential complexes usually come with the collective facilities ensuring ease of life. Apart from having amenities like swimming pool, piped gas, clubhouse, gymnasium, ample car parking, multipurpose courts, indoor play areas, Yoga/Meditation rooms, rainwater harvesting, gardens, RO water system and intercom facility for each apartment, along with 3 Tier security that give you the assurance of safe and secured life.


The kind of amenities available in complexes majorly draws the attention of buyers. What’s more important is that the inhabitants do not need to deal with the everyday issues related to basic facilities such as water, electricity and sewerage.

Facilities around Rajarhat that Make it Favourable for Upcoming Residential Projects

Sadesh Romaji had invested in premium residential projects all over India. He had about 18 successful projects in Delhi, 6 in Bangalore, 12 in Mumbai , 4 in Pune, 3 in Kochi to name a few. His passion was building high-end luxury properties and he loved to cater to the niche market. “Why haven’t you invested in Kolkata?” asked, a reporter for a daily newspaper. “Kolkata has really developed. Have you heard of Rajarhat, the new information technology and residential hub in the north-eastern fringes of Kolkata?’’“I have but I am a bit skeptical about investing in the place,” Sadesh said.

“You will be surprised at the kind of interest people are showing in investing in high-end residential properties there”, said the reporter before leaving. The next week Sadesh set out with his business partner for Kolkata to do a survey on Rajarhat and find out if the place really served what it promised.

He met a big investor in Rajarhat who hailed from Kolkata and felt that the class people had in this city was unique. Rajarhat had a lot of facilities, he explained.

  • It is one of the most well planned townships in India where each cluster has been made self sufficient and people from all over the globe are settling down with ease in the new luxury apartments that have been set up.
  • Several top global companies already have or are planning to have offices here. Highly paid professionals are enjoying the advantages of this location and are looking for luxury residential projects to make their home.
  • A number of upmarket shopping plazas and malls are catering to the needs of the upper class and a lot more are in the pipeline.
  • Top specialized hospitals have already setup elaborate health-care facilities. More international brands are planning projects here.
  • The township has an excellent drainage system, so no worries of water logging in monsoons.
  • Residents receive treated water from the Hooghly River.
  • Solid waste management has also been meticulously taken care of.
  • The place is also called the ‘Smart Green City’. It has consciously worked on its ecosystem and also designed itself as an IT hub.
  • The road and transport facilities are well planned and are managed with utmost efficiency.
  • The place has also preserved the cultural aspects of Bengal through museums and entertainment parks.

The investor took Sadesh to tour Rajarhat. He specially mentioned One Rajarhat project, surrouned by several star hotels and commercial complexes having the upcoming metro station right across the road.  This luxury project met  the expectations of the upper-class residents. “There is a great location positioned close to the airport” suggested the investor and was happy to assist him in booking the land for his luxury flats near airport. Sadesh returned to Delhi feeling content. He knew hehad invested in a winning project!

Developments that have Made Rajarhat the Ultimate Location to Live in Kolkata

With the expansion of Kolkata, Rajarhat has risen to great heights not just in terms of high risers but also as a premium location in the city. Spread across 28 sq km, the place is a perfect example of a planned township. Rajarhat-New Town was built primarily to decongest Kolkata in the 1990s. On the eastern fringes of the city, the joint public-private partnership has helped the city to grow into an extraordinary location to live in.

Development 1: A Well-planned Location

The Rajarhat area is a well-planned one. To keep it this way, it has been divided into three Action Areas.

Action Area I:This area is dedicated to shopping malls like DLF Galleria, Spencer’s Axis Mall, BB- Rajarhat Home Town, other commercial plots along with few premium residential & hotel plots. The luxury shopping conclaves here flaunt top designers and select brands catering to the premium residents along with many existing and upcoming star hotels. One Rajarhat project comprising of Service & Residential apartments is the most premium project to come up in Action Area I.

Action Area II: This comprises the technological hub of Kolkata. It is home to the IT business parks like the DLF park, TCS, Gitanjali Park and Unitech. Also, it has entertainment areas like the Eco Park, the wax museum and City Centre 2. Few residential projects are also coming up in Action Area II

Action Area III: This area is dedicated to high rise buildings, mini sub-township like the Uniworld City, upscale gated complexes like the DLF Newtown Heights and super premium service apartments like that of One Rajarhat. Also, this area comprises top educational institutes like the St.Xavier’s College.Even the major IT firms IBM, Wipro, Cognizant are at approachable distance.

Development 2: An UrbanLiving Destination

Over the years, Rajarhat has become the most sought-after living destination in Kolkata. The ‘Smart Green City’ as it is commonly called, comes across as a well planned one. The residential properties that have embellished Rajarhat are all developed keeping the ‘live green’ ideology in mind. In view of this, while building a property, around 15% of the total area is most often left vacant to serve as open spaces and landscapes for the residents. Thus, giving them the opportunity to breathe fresh and live green!

This area receives treated water from the Hooghly River. The development in the drainage system has shown a marked improvement in the water logging problem in this area. Apart from these developments, some more are already in the pipeline. Some of these are: rainwater harvesting, converting waste to energy from the solid waste disposal ground, introducing GPS devised solid waste management, developing battery-run three-wheelers and battery -run buses, implementing a strict policing system, etc., to turn this area into a modern urban ecosystem.

Development 3: A Well-connected Location

Rajarhat, once a deserted area away from the main city is now well-connected with every nook and corner of Kolkata through highly maintained roads. The overall transport network over here links Rajarhat with the nearby locations very smoothly. An expressway has also been developed to act as bypass for major traffic on an elevated level. The 10.5 kilometres ‘Green Corridor’ connecting the Arterial Road to Sector V is the first road to have full WiFi connection. Most people travelingin government AC and non-AC buses, private buses, taxis, bike taxis and cars to this part of the city avail this facility.

The metro connectivity from New Garia to the Airport is presently under construction and will soon be launched to enhance the transportation facility. There are plans of extending the circular railway system as well. All these facilities make Rajarhat an eminently livable place.

The future of Rajarhat looks extremely bright! The well-maintained roads, connectivity, water supply, etc. are done to bring about a new wave of transformation in the City of Joy. With the fast paced developments and Government surveillance, that day is not far when every other home-buyer would want to purchase an apartment in this well-planned location. In fact, there are many who are already busy booking their flats in Rajarhat near Novotel hotel.