NEW DELHI: Stocks of real estate developers surged up to 20 per cent in intraday trade as a 21-member committee tabled a report on Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, in the upper house (Rajya Sabha) today.
The Bill was referred by Rajya Sabha to the committee headed by BJP member Anil Madhav Dave on May 6 for its examination.
The BSE Realty index ended the day 3.48 per cent up and was the top sectoral index on the BSE. Unitech closed 18.24 per cent up. Index heavyweight DLF climbed about 8%. HDIL gained about 5 per cent.
Other real estate stocks including Oberoi Realty, DV realty, Prestige, Godrej Properties and Indiabulls Realty gained up to two per cent.
The BSE Realty index has fallen 14 per cent so far this calendar and is down nearly 91 per cent from its all-time high of 13,848.09, it hit on January 8, 2008.