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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  • As long as in my eyes changes in the BR plans are for better in aggregate, I don’t mind them at all.
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  • Originally Posted by SunAndSand
    Its really funny to see, the world class township having clothes hanging off some balconies proudly!


    Indian houses don't really come equipped with electric clothes dryer and so people end up using sun's energy to dry clothes. Is there any other option? Yes, there are so-called dry balconies but can they really have enough room to dry 3 bedsheets, 5 pants, 10 shirts, 10 dresses and 40 pieces of underwear?

    Clothes dried in clothes dryer feel as amazing as house kept at 25 degree temperature by noiseless AC throughout the day...but not everybody can afford Rs 10000 electricity bill...so spare the people who use sunlight to dry their clothes.
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  • So Just for the sake of good looks of the buildings, its ok for you to rape mother nature by burning fossil fuels and generate electricity to dry clothes which can be easily dried by normal sunlight.

    This goes to show How insensitive and shameless can ppl be. These will the same public who will shut their electrical appliances for an hr to say they support Earth day and wont mind running electric cloths drier for rest of the yr.


    Originally Posted by SunAndSand
    Its really funny to see, the world class township having clothes hanging off some balconies proudly!

    I think Paranjape has not learnt any lesson from its past projects, where the terraces are covered illegally by their owners and used as clothes dryers destroying the aesthetic value of entire project.

    Look at Apostrophe in Wakad. Every owner has signed an agreement, I believe facilitated by that builder, not to do such a thing. That project looks great from a distance.
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  • Hippies in Hawaii often take shower once a week to save the earth......I am sorry....they stink like animals......and nothing wrong is saying that they stink.....Yuk.

    Conserving energy and lowering electric bill is good and noble but, that doesn't change the fact that cloths hanging from balcony looks repulsive....and nothing wrong is saying that the building looks absolutely hideous.

    Society bylaws should prohibit that dirty practice.

    Shameful should be those who have no sense of aesthetics.
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  • Originally Posted by Superduper
    Hippies in Hawaii often take shower once a week to save the earth......I am sorry....they stink like animals......and nothing wrong is saying that they stink.....Yuk.

    Conserving energy and lowering electric bill is good and noble but, that doesn't change the fact that cloths hanging from balcony looks repulsive....and nothing wrong is saying that the building looks absolutely hideous.

    Society bylaws should prohibit that dirty practice.

    Shameful should be those who have no sense of aesthetics.


    I like your response. As much as I agree with you that hanging clothes is not a good sight, I also understand that people do it because they have no choice. Personally, I hate hanging clothes in the balconies where others can see them. I'm more concerned about someone seeing my clothes than the aesthetic value of the building.

    One option is to hang them on ropes and hide them partially using those jute blinds. In the current hot weather, you don't really need the sunlight - so no need to hang them on the railings.

    In the past, we have always used the folding stands but now at BR, with the glass in balconies, you cannot hide those stands either.

    What I find interesting is that if people hang clothes, then Paranjape gets blamed. Best is to go one step further than the hippies - don't wash clothes too. :)
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  • Hello everyone...

    I have been inactive for quite some time... recently checked the forum and saw lot of activity buzzing in the BR forum... anyways I have a flat in Tower 4 and am living in BR for almost an year now... It has been an amazing experience so far... happy to answer any queries if any..

    and Welcome to new neighbors !!!
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  • Originally Posted by NG2012
    Indian houses don't really come equipped with electric clothes dryer and so people end up using sun's energy to dry clothes. Is there any other option? Yes, there are so-called dry balconies but can they really have enough room to dry 3 bedsheets, 5 pants, 10 shirts, 10 dresses and 40 pieces of underwear?

    Do people here wash clothes on weekly/monthly basis or what ? :D
    Yes, I am also of the opinion that clothes should be dried in dedicated space only. Take my case :-

    There is a flat on 1st floor & the maid there used to put saree/bedsheet bang on the railings. Such a good soc used to get spoilt because of this, not to mention that the builder has given good dry terrace which is open but not exposed directly to internal road. Forget the looks, my parking was right below this terrace & this saree/bedsheet used to come down upto my chest level when standing on ground floor. I told the resident twice that it hits my face everytime & that the water also falls on my car. They didn't bothered, 3rd time, I just went & from ground floor pulled down the sheet & kept that near the meter room. :D From that day onwards, this type of drying has stopped !!

    Fact is we the Indians in most cases don't have civic sense at all. What about the plants/pots which are kept near the railings & when some idiot waters those plants, that water falls below in down floor balcony, internal road etc. ?

    And there was one more character (rather 'namuna') who used to give water to Sun early in morning standing on 7th floor terrace & thrice it came on my head while I was returning from gym). Then I asked him whether he gives water to sun or to my head. :D

    And here is latest prob in my current place :-

    Many people got ACs installed in this month even in their other bedrooms like kids bedroom & didn't make proper provision for the water pipe. Now residents are complaining to soc committee members pipes of AC should be placed in such a way that water doesn't fall in their terraces.

    Issue is not of nature, sunlight etc. Issue is more of civic sense & in this, I have seen people who may be having flat worth 1 Cr+ but civic sense is poor than adivasis (tribals) :D :o .
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  • Originally Posted by theinvincible
    Hello everyone...

    I have been inactive for quite some time... recently checked the forum and saw lot of activity buzzing in the BR forum... anyways I have a flat in Tower 4 and am living in BR for almost an year now... It has been an amazing experience so far... happy to answer any queries if any..

    and Welcome to new neighbors !!!


    Thanks for the welcome. I'm still looking at 2 months more before I move in. If you don't mind, few questions that could help us all future residents prepare.

    My main concerns at any new place are the utilities - water, electricity, gas, internet, garbage collection. Are all these services fully functional?

    Also, how is the security at BR? Have you done anything special to your flat i.e. install grills on windows and entrance door. How good is that security system that they have installed. In many places, they install such security system and it never functions.
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  • Originally Posted by pnq2012
    Thanks for the welcome. I'm still looking at 2 months more before I move in. If you don't mind, few questions that could help us all future residents prepare.

    My main concerns at any new place are the utilities - water, electricity, gas, internet, garbage collection. Are all these services fully functional?

    Also, how is the security at BR? Have you done anything special to your flat i.e. install grills on windows and entrance door. How good is that security system that they have installed. In many places, they install such security system and it never functions.


    Hey pnq2012,

    Sure...let me try to answer your queries...

    Water : It is available 24x7.. no complaints .. may be 1 or 2 odd instances of unavailability for short duration... but while taking possession of your flat ... ensure water run downs from all the bathrooms..I had a blockage in the sewage of the bathroom.. if you are one of the early move-ins then you might face the difficulty .. that for any maintenance work for other flats in same line.. they will close the water connection for half a day or so

    Electricity: It goes out frequently...atleast once or twice a week...but there is central back up...for most of the common amenities.. for each flat you can operate lights/fan +one 3 phase connection for fridge during the outage.. so as such you do not get to know if the power is gone unless you want to operate AC/Geyser/Microwave which wont be functional

    Gas: They will start by saying that they will need at least 20 members to start piped gas...We got is started in couple of months with 6/7 members by escalation.. Concern is that I have been using piped gas almost 6-8 months.. haven't received any bill (no one in T4 has).. Same was the case with T3 .. they started getting bill after 5/6 months

    Internet/DTH - BR has a partnered with Tata.. So Tata Sky + Tata Docomo broadband with land-line could start as you move in...They will even gift you one tata sky connection... CONS..As of now no option for availing services of any other service provider

    Garbage Collection/Cleaning: It is usually well maintained and clean... If there is any maintenance... even for your home i.e. cracked tile, leakage, seepage... you can call up the TMA office ... with a bit off a follow up.. they will resolve most repairs

    Security: It is decent... There are quite no of security guards... They have biometric access systems.. which is operational from T1-T4 ... However I would have liked to see Video Door Phone... The current Honeywell system... can show who is there at the building entrance and not at the flat entrance

    I made some changes in the kitchen ( parallel platform) and dry balcony (separate area for utensil wash) and other minor changes... I am not a fan of grill as it gives a jail like feeling... but of-course safety concerns will over ride that..

    Hope I was able to clarify your queries... :D
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  • @Invincible
    where does Blue Ridge get water from? Is it through PCMC, Gramp panchayat or MIDC? Or do they have their own arrangement such as borewell/tanker etc?
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  • Originally Posted by OnlyPune
    @Invincible
    where does Blue Ridge get water from? Is it through PCMC, Gramp panchayat or MIDC? Or do they have their own arrangement such as borewell/tanker etc?


    Just booked a flat today (Tower 23) and this was one of the questions I asked. According to the sales office they have a filtration plant (Actually 2, one for residences and one for the SEZ) that pulls water from the Mula river.

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  • clothes in balcony

    @realacres
    Some of the problems mentioned here are common to all societies.It all boils down to lack of civic sense.No agreement can introduce civic sense.
    In our society we also have a very religious member who offers water to the sun by pouring it down from 3rd floor it often lands on someones head.Besides when water falls on the cement floor and some one treads on it,the religious effect is lacking.The water is expected to get absorbed into mother earth and not trampled upon.These type of rituals are not suited for flat culture.
    Sometimes the way clothes hang,I used to joke with them that someone can climb into your flat using the saree/bedsheets.If they invest in suitable clothes line which hangs from wall,this can be avoided.Every day we find clothes falling down including private ones,which is not in order.Clothes hanging on railings make the flat like a dhobighat.Dedicated space should be kept for drying clothes,with proper clips.
    People buy 1 crore flats but use railings to dry clothes.That is our mentality.Stinginess gene is in full play.
    Water dripping from flower pots,cleaning of balcony in a manner which lets the dirty water fall into balcony below is quite common.Sometimes flower pots can get blown of in higher floors as breeze is quite strong in my area.Danger of pots falling on someones head/vehicle is quite high if pots are not kept properly in the balcony.Too much of gardening on the balcony will eventually lead to sepage from balcony.Some times we have soap water running down the internal road which is dangerous and slippery for people,two wheelers etc.With repeated pressure only can this kind of stuff be stopped.
    We are blessed with a particularly high chalta hai attitude and do not believe in securing oneself from these dangers.
    Bhajan culture is particularly painful.Pray by all means but dont use loud speaker from your house to broadcast you prayer session.God can hear your prayer even if you whisper his name with reverence.Defintely he is not suffering from hearing loss that you need to use loudspeakers.
    No agreements,no penalties can solve these small problems but a generous dose of civic sense and a thought for other people will only change the situation.
    we need to adopt to flat culture and change certain routines of life.Independent House life and flat life are two different things.Recognise the change and modify your lifestyle accordingly for happier society life.
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  • Originally Posted by theinvincible

    I am not a fan of grill as it gives a jail like feeling... but of-course safety concerns will over ride that..

    Hope I was able to clarify your queries... :D


    Thanks for your responses. I'm too not a big fan of grills but I'm still a bit concerned because anyone can access the BR sites because of the construction work. There doesn't seem to be a thorough security check of people entering the complex. Anyone can pose as a construction worker and enter the building premises. Anyways, I will try to get a feel once we start living. Grills can be installed later if there is a need.

    I had another quick question - Do you have a common hot water pipe between two bathrooms? I was told that the 2 BHK flats have it so that you can share a water heater. But when I spoke to one of the site engineers, he said that there is no common hot water pipe. Do you know anything about it? I have requested the plumbing diagram but haven't got it yet.

    Also, I heard that BR provides a gas leak indicator but is there a Carbon Monoxide alarm that has been provided? Is that needed?
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  • Well yes initially we too faced the same problem in our building.. lots of construction and cleaning people will have access.. that's why a video door phone would have been ideal..However it will be a temporary issue as once the possession for all the flats is complete.. access restrictions would be quite streamlined...

    I have a common hot water pipe for the children and guest bathrooms...the bathroom in master bedroom requires a separate heater... I have seen in 2 BHKs there is a common heater which is placed in dry balcony.. So there is definitely a common hot water pipe for the "C" types apartments.

    Yes a gas leak indicator is provided and functional. It some times gives erroneous alarms. But it is good to have. Better safe than sorry. Just ensure that when you get the work done in the kitchen the whole part where gas leak indicator and connection for piped gas is provided is kept open. I have heard stories of people not taking that care and had to rework to make that space open again.
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    Originally Posted by theinvincible
    Hello everyone...

    I have been inactive for quite some time... recently checked the forum and saw lot of activity buzzing in the BR forum... anyways I have a flat in Tower 4 and am living in BR for almost an year now... It has been an amazing experience so far... happy to answer any queries if any..

    and Welcome to new neighbors !!!



    Hi, I am planning to buy 2BHK in tower 23. It is going to cost me 80Lcomes aroung 7K per qft. Please advice. Also This is so interior in hijewadi IT part that I am confused.
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