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Monday, March 23, 2009

City Corporation, of Amanora Park Town, goes live on SAP ERP to accelerate its plan of building 50,000 houses across 5 townships around Pune

Is this Aniruddha Deshpande's "Digital" Day Dream?

Even after the success of 400 acre Magarpatta City at Hadapsar, Satish Magar took nearly 10 years to launch 700 acre Nanded City Pune.

Despite ample bookings and funding from IndiaREIT, Paranjape Schemes is focusing on building only 700 flats out of 3,200 in 138 acre Blue Ridge Hinjewadi by the end of 2010.

Kumar Properties and Avinash Bhosale Group's joint venture Pegasus Properties has placed order with MAN Infraprojects to construct only 3 towers out of 58 in 150 acre Megapolis in the third phase of Hinjewadi.

Who knows whether Kumar Builders' and Kolte Patil's integrated townships will really "come" or remain "upcoming" forever?

True, after Amanora Park Town, recently City Corporation has signed MOU to develop budget housing township at Wagholi.

But now, after reading the news about implementation of SAP ERP in a record time frame of five months, to me, Aniruddha Deshpande, M. D. of City Corporation Ltd., looks serious about constructing 50,000 homes in 5 townships! He is not releasing press notes to remain in the news!

Would Anirudha Deshpande, who conceived the concept of free India's largest hill city, Lavasa City, succeed in implementing his business plan in the present global economic crisis? Or would it prove nothing more than just Aniruddh Deshpande's "digital" day dream?

However, though we are not used to take Pune builder's ambitious business plans seriously, there is no harm in believing in the dreams. Particularly, when some one, like Aniruddha Deshpande who is capable and creative, is taking steps to implement them. After all, he has come a long way, from 1 ModiBaug to Amanora Park town!

Considering that if Aniruddha really constructs these 5 townships, 50,000 families are going to get homes, let us be optimistic and encourage him. Let us congratulate City Corporation, SAP India, CMC Limited for successfully turning Amanora Park Town into a digital township and wish Aniruddha Deshpande all the best!

How to tell the builder what we wish?

When all industries have started focusing on the "user", builders are still fantasizing about constructing Taj Mahal, digitizing the life of the residents or simply focusing on getting maximum returns out of available FSI!

I am very much convinced that unless we, property buyers, don't become proactive, become vocal about our expectations and insist on our requirements, we wont get a suitable home which will fulfill our needs and stimulate good family life.

Yes, we have to talk about property rates, quality of construction and delayed possessions. At the same time, if we don't like the plans, specifications and amenities, we have to tell the builder to go back to the drawing table and rework on it. Irrespective of the size of the project or the builder. It could be an integrated township like Nanded City Pune or a small project like Amit's Astonia at Balewadi. Because a builder is nothing more than a facilitator. Not the ultimate creator of this universe!

What say you? I am sure while paying extra charges for a light point, paying extra for the dado over the kitchen platform, paying even for removing the wall or while looking at the room dimensions, you must have thought why the builder did not do this properly in the first place!

I started my Pune real estate blogs because while working on my last project, i have experienced how "listening to property buyers" can be beneficial for the buyers and the builder. So are you ready to talk loud and clear? Don't you think that while buying property, you have to work hard to get value for your money? Don't you think that getting a good home is as difficult as getting good governance from the politicians? Please, share your views in the comments. (Comments Policy),

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  1. Congratulations! This is comprehensive blog entry compared to what you had previously. This sounds more like being written without trying to plug a scheme, even though it speaks a lot about Amanora. Now we are talking. This is what I expected from this blog for some time now. I guess criticism does wonders. :)

  2. Is it worth buying a row house at swar-vihar?
    In same price one can get 2BHK flat at magarpatta or Amar ornate.
    How the maintainance could be different at Flat vs rowhouse.

  3. Hello Ravi you should continue creating individual blogs on various townships in Pune as they are quite informative & comments from real estate buyers are also useful.
    Can you also create a Blog for Kumar Park Infinia as it is a small township of 41 acers. It will be helpful for me & many other buyers to decide upon for booking a flat there.

  4. Does anyone know about the Padmavilas project on Baner-Pashan link road? The builder is V E Nimhan, and I would love to have some info.

  5. Even I would like to have some feedback about the Padmavilas and the builder V. E. Nimhan.

  6. I have booked flat at Padmavilas in July @ 61L (including everything car parking,solar,pipe gas,maint etc)It's 3 BHK.I was also sceptical about builder as he is little known.But so far I have not found any issue (let's hope it will remain forever :) )

  7. The Padmavilas builder is quoting Rs 3400/sq
    and not ready to negotiate. Is this building really worth of Rs. 3400/sqft? Pl. let me know. Thanks in advance.