Definition of a Township
A township generally refers to a small geographic area
or a self contained real estate property, ranging in size
from 10 km² to 150 km². A township project can
be in a private ownership or a public ownership or both.
A township is normally a self-contained unit and includes
all the facilities and amenities like schools, hospitals,
clubs, shops etc.
Township Project Characteristics
All township projects should have an eco-zone surrounding
the central township area. A greening drive in this area should
be developed by planting saplings of medicinal, fruit and
Township Planning & Layout
Firstly, Builders should be calling for tenders for allotting
township project land to private builders to take up the construction
work. Care must be taken to establish specialty shopping complexes,
such as a jewellery arcade in one building or a textile complex
in yet another one. Commercial centres and office space should
be built. All facilities, like broadband connectivity, swimming
pool, clubs, post office and banks should be made available.
Let's see these all these featured amenities one by one -
24-hour security - All security related facilities should
be provided to make life safe in a satellite township project.
Multi-level parking - This helps in minimizing space use for
parking purposes of cars and other vehicles in the township.
Central air-conditioning - May be provided keeping the climate
and weather of the township project location in mind.
The township project should have a well-developed
infrastructure which includes Power backup, latest fire fighting
devices auto door elevators, freight lifts, Earthquake resistant
structure, 24-hour water supply, auto elevators.
Meeting points and community living such as coffee lounge,
Restaurant, Banquet Halls, Hyper Mart, Spa and Jacuzzi, Lawns,
Tennis Courts, Squash Courts, Swimming pools, Health clubs
are must for a proper township project.
Also should provide essential services like: Doctors Chamber,
ATM, Postal Services, Taxi Stands etc
Mega-township projects are enjoying the patronage of private
developers and investors, and state governments are also actively
promoting these self-contained zones. Satellite township projects
are essential to ease the burden on the cities
Rajmahal Royal Residency
is a great upcoming heritage township project. They have all
the facilities described above.