CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD REPORT

SOHNA EXPECTED TO RISE STEADILY ON LIVABILITY INDEX: REPORT BY CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD

Gurgaon’s southern location - Sohna expected to rise steadily on the livability index in 5- 7 years says Cushman & Wakefield in their latest report commissioned by CREDAI. The report entitled “A GLIMPSE OF AN EVOLVING GROWTH VECTOR: Sohna, South of Gurgaon”, says that the location and its vicinity, shows promising improvement on many of the key parameters of the livability index that can help the location come up as an urban centre in a 5- 7 years horizon, making it a potential location for future urbanization or satellite city to NCR.

The report evaluates key parameters including current and potential connectivity to other locations, health and education facilities, location’s proximity to hubs of business growth and development, civic infrastructure etc. The parameters on which Sohna has emerged favourable on the livability index include Connectivity especially Road Connectivity, Education and Infrastructure Initiatives’ which is expected to give the location access from across major business destinations. These key parameters provide a good base for the location to build its future potential. It is also favourably connected to various key locations of employment be it the service sector or the manufacturing and production locations.

The final development plan of Sohna 2031 has estimated a total population of 6.4 Lakhs by 2031 living in this location. However, timely completion of the proposed infrastructure initiatives in tandem with completion of the housing infrastructure would be essential to make Sohna a habitable location. Further, the report says, the increased habitability would have a positive impact on the perceived safety and overall socio-economic environment.