Hi All ,

I hear that the Blue Ridge Phase II is not doing well. Anyone having any updates on this scheme? What is the possession date for phase II? Heard a lot of cancellations have been happening there any idea please update.

Thanks in advance.
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  • Yesterday I was out with my kids and found something that I had not realized earlier: There is absolutely ZERO green area for BR residents.

    Consider:
    - The golf course is green, but only to see. The area is not for general use by residents. You cant go there for a walk or take kids there for cycling.
    - There is a small patch of green by the river near the boating area. But this is outside the gated community. Theoretically, anyone working at the SEZ can come here and crowd out the residents. + the area is small for the size of township. + I think this is a commercial area that is attached to the boating facility
    - Within the gated community I did not find anything green for children to play on.

    If you need to take a walk, you need to do it on the approach road from the gates to the towers.

    If you want to teach your kids to ride a cycle, or your kids want to ride the cycle, there is no safe/general play area to do so. Only space available is the approach road from gate to towers within the society.

    Every day I stay here, I grow more surprised at what justifies the sky-high prices. Even junk complexes by sidey builders offer exclusive green areas for use by residents, however small they may be.
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  • Originally Posted by sudhashbahu

    Every day I stay here, I grow more surprised at what justifies the sky-high prices. Even junk complexes by sidey builders offer exclusive green areas for use by residents, however small they may be.


    Everytime I read you, I grow more surprised at why do you still live there in spite of so many difficulties you face...you are not an owner and have complete luxury to leave at will rather than living such a miserable life full of problems due to BR
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  • Originally Posted by Baruch
    Everytime I read you, I grow more surprised at why do you still live there in spite of so many difficulties you face...you are not an owner and have complete luxury to leave at will rather than living such a miserable life full of problems due to BR


    I have already indicated earlier that the sole reason to shift to BR was to be close to the BR school.

    Pune is the Mecca of rash drivers. I have seen school bus drivers driving rashly and the bus maushi's busy talking on cell phones than paying attention to kids. The rape of a girl in the school bus recently was the final trigger. (Note: Different school was involved, not BR school)

    By moving to BR I have eliminated the school bus and now neither me nor my wife have to spend 5 days a week worrying about the kid's safety on the school bus.
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  • And to add to the previous post ... I am not sure why you have drawn the conclusion that I find life in BR "miserable".

    I have stated facts as I found them.

    I find that the value offered by BR do not justify the high-prices at BR, but that does not necessarily mean life is miserable.

    Read my posts, understand the matter and don't jump to conclusions.
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  • Originally Posted by sudhashbahu
    Yesterday I was out with my kids and found something that I had not realized earlier: There is absolutely ZERO green area for BR residents.

    Consider:
    - The golf course is green, but only to see. The area is not for general use by residents. You cant go there for a walk or take kids there for cycling.

    If you need to take a walk, you need to do it on the approach road from the gates to the towers.

    Every day I stay here, I grow more surprised at what justifies the sky-high prices. Even junk complexes by sidey builders offer exclusive green areas for use by residents, however small they may be.


    Each and every person who books a flat at BR would justify the prices as per his own funda's

    Some of the points i can think of our..

    1) The travel thingie.. where people would pay more (if they can afford it) and cut down on travel time.

    2) The perceived lifestyle change.. i.e people who normally wouldnt think of taking membership in a high end club, now feel they can get some of the things offered by clubs for themselves and their kids..

    3) For the Mumbaikars who want to invest / shift this discussion is not even applicable..
    cuz the existing rates in crap projects in Mumbai with no pool or even play area is well over 10000 / sqft
    You pay that amount even if there is no parking given to you.

    4) The reputation of a builder, the discussion here is not if the higher rates by reputed builders are baseless or not..
    even builders like Hiranandani charge well over any existing area rates.. and we may grumble but people go ahead and buy those properties anyways..


    The majority of people who would find it very hard to digest these rates are those from PUNE who have a certain mindset.. and it is not something new.
    for eg. For many people from Mumbai, No matter how well Virar develops, there is a huge mental block.. and many would say.. Arey who in their right mind would think of spending that much over there..
    same goes for Hardcore Pune residents and Hinjewadi..
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  • Originally Posted by sudhashbahu
    And to add to the previous post ... I am not sure why you have drawn the conclusion that I find life in BR "miserable".

    I have stated facts as I found them.

    I find that the value offered by BR do not justify the high-prices at BR, but that does not necessarily mean life is miserable.

    Read my posts, understand the matter and don't jump to conclusions.


    So you finally mentioned the few of the reasons why from 1000s of options available in Pune, you chose to stay at BR

    Many more think like you ....and have money and long term of thinking to make BR a permanent solution to their needs....they also know that no solution will be perfect and surely not when it's under development

    Also no matter how much we rue about unjustified prices...ultimately builder can't charge more than what people are willing to pay....go and try to book a flat in new towers and you will realise how less option are available ...there must be sth about project that it was able to increase prices and still sell even in ongoing slump

    When you will visit few projects in Baner, Wakad or Balewadi with a intent to buy...you will suddenly realise the relative value of BR
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  • Originally Posted by sudhashbahu
    Yesterday I was out with my kids and found something that I had not realized earlier: There is absolutely ZERO green area for BR residents.

    Consider:
    - The golf course is green, but only to see. The area is not for general use by residents. You cant go there for a walk or take kids there for cycling.
    - There is a small patch of green by the river near the boating area. But this is outside the gated community. Theoretically, anyone working at the SEZ can come here and crowd out the residents. + the area is small for the size of township. + I think this is a commercial area that is attached to the boating facility
    - Within the gated community I did not find anything green for children to play on.

    If you need to take a walk, you need to do it on the approach road from the gates to the towers.

    If you want to teach your kids to ride a cycle, or your kids want to ride the cycle, there is no safe/general play area to do so. Only space available is the approach road from gate to towers within the society.

    Every day I stay here, I grow more surprised at what justifies the sky-high prices. Even junk complexes by sidey builders offer exclusive green areas for use by residents, however small they may be.


    Are you saying that of all the facilities in the campus that are mentioned such as Badminton Courts, Golf, Basketball Courts etc, none of the facilities are easily accessible to residents and that all the facilities can also be accessed by SEZ employees?
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  • Originally Posted by msherbet55
    Are you saying that of all the facilities in the campus that are mentioned such as Badminton Courts, Golf, Basketball Courts etc, none of the facilities are easily accessible to residents and that all the facilities can also be accessed by SEZ employees?


    What gave you that impression? Read message carefully. The comment was to highlight the fact that there is no "Green" area within the gated community for residents to enjoy.

    For your benefit:

    - Golf Course is outside gated community, accessible to anyone paying the fees. Not free for residents. You cant go for a walk there
    - Boating+Green is outside gated community, accessible to anyone.
    - Badminton/Basketball etc courts are within gated community for exclusive use by residents. However they are laid on concrete. Not "Green".
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  • Originally Posted by sudhashbahu
    What gave you that impression? Read message carefully. The comment was to highlight the fact that there is no "Green" area within the gated community for residents to enjoy.

    For your benefit:

    - Golf Course is outside gated community, accessible to anyone paying the fees. Not free for residents. You cant go for a walk there
    - Boating+Green is outside gated community, accessible to anyone
    - Badminton/Basketball etc courts are within gated community for exclusive use by residents. However they are laid on concrete. Not "Green".


    For your benefit:

    - Golf Course is outside gated community, accessible to anyone paying the fees. Not free for residents. You cant go for a walk there - perfect...thats the way it is everywhere and thats the way it should be

    - Boating+Green is outside gated community, accessible to anyone - not true...only BR residents plus club members can access it
    - Badminton/Basketball etc courts are within gated community for exclusive use by residents. However they are laid on concrete. Not "Green" - ok
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  • Originally Posted by Baruch

    - Badminton/Basketball etc courts are within gated community for exclusive use by residents. However they are laid on concrete. Not "Green" - ok


    They happen to be wooden courts but anyways.. just came to my mind -
    We can adjust and play carrom or pool on concrete.. what's say? Builder is giving the flats at throw away prices and is doing a favor to us so everything will be "ok" and we'll adjust it.
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  • Originally Posted by investwest
    They happen to be wooden courts but anyways.. just came to my mind -
    We can adjust and play carrom or pool on concrete.. what's say? Builder is giving the flats at throw away prices and is doing a favor to us so everything will be "ok" and we'll adjust it.


    yes...you can adjust...I will use club...

    anyways...a concrete court in BR is better than no court in 99% societies in Pune
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  • Originally Posted by Baruch
    yes...you can adjust...I will use club...

    anyways...a concrete court in BR is better than no court in 99% societies in Pune


    The courts are fine. No issues eve if concrete.

    Everyone missed the key point: There is no area for children to run, cycle, create general mischief and for elders to walk/stroll. I see everyone on the approach road which is made slightly safer by putting up "go slow" barricades.
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  • Originally Posted by Baruch


    - Boating+Green is outside gated community, accessible to anyone - not true...only BR residents plus club members can access it


    Are you talking about the boat club or the green park around it? Even though I shifted to BR recently, I have been working here for years. I have been to the park for a stroll numerous times and no one ever asked if I am a resident.

    To test your theory I went to the park today with some visitors. We spent 40 minutes there without anyone bothering with us. As if to underscore the point, a couple from my company came to take sunset walk before they headed home. They are not residents and no one bothered then too.

    If you think of it, the park is on a public accessible road and there is really no way for anyone to differentiate between residents and sundry folks.
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  • Originally Posted by sudhashbahu
    Are you talking about the boat club or the green park around it? Even though I shifted to BR recently, I have been working here for years. I have been to the park for a stroll numerous times and no one ever asked if I am a resident.

    To test your theory I went to the park today with some visitors. We spent 40 minutes there without anyone bothering with us. As if to underscore the point, a couple from my company came to take sunset walk before they headed home. They are not residents and no one bothered then too.

    If you think of it, the park is on a public accessible road and there is really no way for anyone to differentiate between residents and sundry folks.


    a trespasser can only be able to get there till complete security will be in place...its almost ridiculous to assume that builder is making boat club and green patch for entire world
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  • Originally Posted by sudhashbahu
    The courts are fine. No issues eve if concrete.

    Everyone missed the key point: There is no area for children to run, cycle, create general mischief and for elders to walk/stroll. I see everyone on the approach road which is made slightly safer by putting up "go slow" barricades.


    Not sure which tower you are in..
    But if the space is restricted due to some work etc.. you can always hop over to the area near tower 1 to 4,
    not on the golf course side.. but on the other side of the towers.. there is ample place where no vehicles are allowed, and its a straight stretch so can do a bit of uninterrupted cycle coaching.

    as for running and general mischief.. trust me .. there is ample place.. near the kids pool.. and even if you find that a bit crowded cuz of the kids.. then there is the basketball court area and also the enclosed cage type thing.. which is quite spacious..

    For walks.. yaa right now the walkway around the entire golf course is not ready.. but the approach road seems quite fine..(to me) especially if you use the pavement on the side towards the towers ..
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