Updated January 26, 2018 09:30:15 Rakeshi Agarwala has made a name for himself in the construction industry by selling a range of flats in the city’s slums for more than Rs 1 crore.
The builder has set up a range in the Vizag slums of the state where he has built some of the most popular flats in India, with the luxury flats offering views of the city and the nearby city limits.
Agarwal, who is a member of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party, has been working with the builder, S.K. Vaidya, for about three years.
The company is working on building five new flats in this block of the Vizags, he said.
Agalwal said that the flats are not only about luxury but also about the heritage of the area.
“The design of the flats is not only the height but also the angle and the position of the roof.
The design is not just for a residential purpose but also for the civic benefit,” he said, adding that the design of these flats is more in the style of a luxury apartment than a typical residential one.
“In some of these buildings we have constructed a very simple facade.
We have created an illusion of the building.
These are not typical residential buildings,” he added.
Agaramwal has also launched an educational project in the area of the residential units and has been organising educational sessions on various aspects of the development of the slums.
The company is planning to build about 100 residential units in the next three years, he added, adding the residential project would take place in the block of Vizag called Sivag.
The developer, who has a real estate company in Mumbai, also plans to set up other residential complexes in the nearby area of Vizagra, which is under the jurisdiction of the Central government.
Agamarwal, a native of Kaithal and a resident of the block, said that he had decided to build the residential complex in Vizagra after he had read an article about this area.
“I had visited the block.
The area has many slums but I had never been there.
I wanted to explore it.
I found it was very interesting.
I did not know much about the area but I liked the architecture.
I decided to move into the block,” he told ESPNcricinfo.