'Over 4.22 lakh homes face delay in completion'

As the severe COVID crisis has brought about restrictions and lockdowns in states, over 4.22 lakh housing units which are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021 across the top seven cities may get delayed in terms of completion, according to an Anarock report.

As per the report, NCR would see the maximum completions with a nearly 28 per cent share, followed by MMR with 26 per cent and Pune with around 18 per cent. There could be some delay due to restrictions and disruptions in the supply chain amid the second COVID-19 wave, it said.

Further, around 72 per cent of the total homes to be delivered by 2021-end are already sold out. If the fallout from the second wave does not impact construction activity again, the top seven cities will have around 1.18 lakh homes available for purchase by year-end.