With real estate developers lobbying for special residential zone on the lines of special economic zones, the government has now indeed stated considering their proposal. The ministry of urban housing is of the view that earmarking of land masses in cities and their peripheries for such zones can really boost country's housing stock, provided there are enough regulations in place. The policy makers fear it may not turn out to be a foul real estate play for developers. Also there is major hindrance to convince states in doing so, land being a state subject.
Courtesy: - E.T. dt 1st August 2008