The Lodha Group’s Palava has been named as India’s No.1 emerging city by Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) proprietary research report “Livability Quotient – A Paradigm Shift in India’s Emerging Cities”. The report studied the performance of as many as 10 emerging cities and towns before coming to the conclusion. “It’s a great honour for us that Palava has been recognized as the No.1 livable city amongst others in India. It gives us a sense of pride of making a privately-managed city competent with city administrations and corporations. This report is a testimony of our efforts of making Palava one of the 50 most livable cities in the world, ” Shaishav Dharia, Regional CEO, Lodha Group was quoted as saying in a press release.
“With the impending population boom, the drastic impact on existing resources is a major concern. The government has been trying relentlessly to address this issue through initiatives which work towards providing a better quality of life for the citizens and the vital need for sustainable growth. The aim is to make Palava a marquee development that provides its residents a technologically advanced city catering to existing as well as the future needs while also combating the fast urbanization of Mumbai as a whole, ” he added. To make the most preferred city in the country, the Palava city had topped the chart in parameters like urban planning, leisure, and recreation, smart governance, real estate performance.
Statement says that the city has been planned to ensure a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle for residents. Be it through lakhs of trees at Palava providing air or open areas consisting of 60 percent of space in the city, Palava impressed researchers. Adopting a unique CCTV (Citizens, Community, Technology, and Vision) model, the city has also formed a private municipal and resident councils that will work together to run the city, the press release added.