“Award Reflects the Process of Creating Landmarks which Go on to Set Benchmarks”: Niranjan Hiranandani


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
A special award for ‘creating a township with a distinctive skyline and for setting new benchmark in Real Estate Industry with unique and unparalleled design’ was conferred on Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani Group.

The special award, for ‘Integrated Township of the Decade’, was conferred at the hands of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, who presided over the 10th edition of the CNBC-AWAAZ Real Estate Awards on 10 March 2016 at Regal Room, The Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

The award was for the landmark project, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai. “It has been a journey of creating landmarks which turn into benchmarks,” said Niranjan Hiranandani. “The project recently celebrated its 25thanniversary, and this award is an acknowledgement of it having evolved into a benchmark,” he added.

In 1980, Powai was a ‘middle of nowhere’ location, situated between Vikhroli and Andheri, largely known for a barren, hillside quarry, said Niranjan Hiranandani. “The Hiranandani Group acquired and started developing 250 acres of land in Powai, and it was as if a magic wand had been waved. Today, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai is one of the most sought after real estate ‘hot-spots’ in Mumbai, and is an ideal example of multicultural community living, a flourishing, upscale neighbourhood, with enviable Infrastructure and connectivity,” he added.

Hiranandani Gardens, Powai is arguably, the pioneer of the integrated township model, one where ‘walk to work and walk back home’ became a reality. The Hiranandani Business Park (HBP) powers the workspaces segment in Hiranandani Gardens, Powai; where the integrated township model has proved to be a trendsetter. It created holistic communities that go beyond just luxury housing, and include schools, hospitals, gardens, green spaces and play spaces, entertainment options, shopping avenues and commercial business districts too, he said. “It is not just homes that were built, rather it was the creation of lifestyles, which defined what Community Living was all about. Hiranandani Gardens, Powai offers everything one might desire to lead a fulfilling life. It reflects a vibrant global community, where people from different backgrounds live together and celebrate the spirit of life, and this award perfectly captures it: ‘creating a township with a distinctive skyline and for setting a new benchmark in Real Estate Industry with unique and unparalleled design’,” said Niranjan Hiranandani.

“Hiranandani Gardens is a neo-classical architectural marvel nestled amidst the verdant Powai Hill, strategically located opposite the serene Powai Lake. For me, beyond awards and platitudes, it is a place where more than 4000 families stay, and call ‘home’,” he concluded.

Niranjan Hiranandani is Founder & MD, Hiranandani Group; his recent initiative is Hiranandani Communities. He is the Founder and First President (Maharashtra), National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), which works under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India.