The Mumbai-based real estate developer Arihant Superstructures is planning to invest about Rs 4,000 cr over the next six years on construction of its 15 ongoing projects in Navi Mumbai and Jodhpur. 10 of these projects are in Navi Mumbai and the rest in Jodhpur. The developer has so far completed around 2.5 mln sqft area across nine projects.
"We are currently developing 15 projects in Navi Mumbai and Jodhpur comprising 12.9 mln sqft area," the company's Chairman and Managing Director Ashok Chhajer told . The company is developing around 12,000 units in these projects. "We focus on affordable housing. Out of our total portfolio, 66 per cent is low-cost homes in a price range of Rs 20-50 lakh," the CMD added.
Asked about investment in the ongoing projects, Chhajer said the land cost is already paid while Rs 4,000 cr would be required to complete construction of these 15 projects. The construction cost would be met through internal accruals, bank loans and advances from customers.
Arihant is expecting Rs 6,000 cr revenues from these 15 projects over the next six years, he said. Chhajer said the company is concentrating on project execution and delivered about 1,100 flats covering 1 mln sqft area during last fiscal. This year, the company is targeting delivery of 1.5 mln sqft.
On sales bookings, he said they have improved and the company sold 580 units worth about Rs 200 cr in the first half of this fiscal. "We are targeting to achieve total sales bookings of 1,500 units having value of about Rs 600 cr," he said.
The company's sales booking were hit last fiscal mainly due to demonetisation and it was able to achieve only Rs 200 cr worth bookings. Arihant is also looking to develop more projects in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai metropolitan region.
The company achieved a turnover of Rs 186 cr last fiscal and is expecting about 25 per cent growth in 2017-18.