DLF is India's leading real estate development company. Here is a brief profile and history of DLF Ltd.

DLF India

DLF group is a leading real estate developer in India. DLF has been instrumental in putting Gurgaon on the urban landscape of India. DLF has over 220 million sq. ft. of existing development projects and 574 million sq. ft. of planned projects. It has extensive Land Reserves of 10,255 acres in various regions across India. DLF has so far developed 22 urban colonies, and an entire integrated 3,000-acre township - DLF City. DLF's development projects across India span over 30 cities: Gurgaon, Ambala, Shimla, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Sonepat, Panipat, Chandigarh, Panchkula, Noida, New Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Ahemdabad, Baroda, Lucknow, Faridabad, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Goa, Kochi, Kokkanad, Chennai, Bangalore, Vytilla, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Bhubhaneshwar and Kolkata.

The DLF Group was founded by Chaudhury Raghuvendra Singh in 1946. DLF developed some of the first residential colonies in Delhi such as Krishna Nagar, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Kailash Colony and Hauz Khas. In 1957, with the passage of Delhi Development Act, the government assumed the control of real estate development activities in Delhi and the role of private real estate developers was restricted. As a result DLF began acquiring land at relatively low cost outside the area controlled by the Delhi Development Authority, particularly in the district of Gurgaon in the adjacent state of Haryana. In 1975, DLF commenced development of DLF Qutab Enclave, which has evolved into DLF City - DLF's landmark project. Today, DLF City is spread over 3,000 acres in Gurgaon and is an integrated township, which includes residential, commercial and retail properties in a modern city infrastructure with schools, hospitals, hotels and shopping malls. In 1989, DLF ventured into community shopping centres. In 1991, it ventured into 1st Grade Office space and in 2002, DLF ventured into organized retail complexes.

Traditionally, DLF's core business was made up of 3 prime divisions; residential, commercial and retail. DLF has added 3 more divisions; hotels, infrastructure and SEZs (Special Economic Zones). DLF has made significant progress in pursuing new business opportunities in hotel, infrastructure and SEZs. DLF and Laing O'Rourke, UK are strategic partner in several infrastructure projects. Laing O'Rourke is a global leader in construction. Through this joint venture (JV) the DLF plans to enter projects in the sectors of expressways and airports. For its commitment to quality, trust and customer sensitivity, DLF has earned the coveted 'Superbrand' ranking. DLF is the only company in India in the Consumer validated category from the real estate sector to have been awarded this distinction.

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Note: The above information was last updated on 21-07-2007