Ashiana to set up more retirement homes for senior citizens
Ashiana has already developed such housing projects in Jaipur, Bhiwadi and Lavasa.
Nov 08, 2013
Source : The Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Delhi-based Ashiana Housing Ltd plans to set up retirement resorts for senior citizens in at least five more cities across India in the next couple of years, a senior official said here.

The BSE-listed company will set up such facilities in Chandigarh, Hardwar, Pune and Mysore, besides one in Tamil Nadu, Sunit Gandhi, Vice-President, told Business Line.

Ashiana has already developed senior citizens’ housing projects in Jaipur (Rajasthan), Bhiwadi (NCR) and Lavasa (Maharashtra) under a business vertical known as Utsav Active Senior Living. In Lavasa, it is developing 475 units.

Special requirement

The Utsav Retirement Resorts will cater to the special requirements of senior citizens, including wheelchair-friendly campus, social, medical and spiritual needs, recreation etc. They will also provide facilities such as restaurants, convenience stores, library, TV hall, Internet café, auditorium, among others . The interiors of these units would also be specially designed for senior citizens.

These include emergency electricity switches , large-sized switches , inbuilt night lamps, smooth corners and anti-skid tiles. Their bathrooms would be equipped with grab rails and arthritis-friendly handles, Gandhi said.

The company will maintain these resorts through its in-house facility management arm. It would also provide for moving in and bill payment services, round-the-clock availability of nurses and ambulance while doctors, taxi drivers and maids would be available on call.

Commercial projects

Also focusing on industrial housing, Ashiana has so far developed nearly 80 lakh square feet of constructed area, housing around 6,500 families in Bhiwadi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Neemrana, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jamshedpur and Patna. Its latest project at Halol, near Vadodara, is in the final stages of approval, Gandhi said.

The Halol project, having 512 units of two- and three-bedroom flats, will be priced in the range of Rs 20 to Rs 25 lakh. It will have a total saleable area of 6.40 lakh sq ft and will be completed in three to four years.

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