Chintamani Construction's Triveni and Arundhati:
Are you eligible?
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Come on! Let us be honest!! We all know that to buy a property in an exclusive neighborhood you need something more than money. Neighborhood may be Pali Hill in Mumbai or Mayur Colony in Kothrud, Pune.
No! I am not only talking about the religion of the property buyer. I believe, to live in an exclusive neighborhood, along with a big budget, you need a right frame of mind and proper set of values.
For example, if you are one of those highly paid IT professionals, Mayur Colony on Karve Road in Kothrud, Pune, compels you to take a close look at yourself, at your life. "Am i going to spend rest of my life in the transition camps in Wakad or Kharadi?," you ask yourself. After living on the fringe of life for years, it's not easy to settle down, and become a well off Punekar!
Redevelopment of a bungalow:
Mayur Colony on Karve Road is one of the old societies of bungalows in Kothrud. Chintamani Construction which specializes in developing exclusive residential projects in the prime neighborhoods of Pune, is developing two projects, Triveni and Arundhati, in Mayur Colony.
In these type of residential projects, since the plot sizes are small, roughly around 5,000 sq.ft., and original bungalow owners always insist on certain clauses, it is always a challenge for the builder to fulfill the expectations about space and layout of an apartment of the new property buyers.
When i visited the under construction sites of Triveni and Arundhati, i was a little skeptical. I haven't seen any project developed by Chintamani Constrcution. I firmly believe that my ex-clients, Darode Jog and Bhansali Associates have mastered the art of redeveloping the bungalows in this part of Pune and no builder can reach their level of perfection!
I admire the planning and detailing of Darode-Jog which they continue to offer in their mass housing projects like Crossover-County and Greenland-County. I enjoy visiting Bhansali Associates' projects again and again just to look at their aesthetic elevations. For example, Bhansali Associate's Ruturang on Karve Road behind Suresh Kalmadi's bungalow. This building looks like a woman just coming out of bath. Glowing in her natural beauty without any make up, jewelery and clothes.
2 and 3 bhk flats in Arundhati and Triveni:
When i visited Arundhati, preparation was going on to cast the slab of the third floor. I accepted the invitation and climbed the temporary ladder to reach the slab. Referring to the working drawings, the site engineer tried to explain to me the planning of 2 and 3 bhk flats and terraces on all five floors.
The site engineer was trying to tell me that all flats and open terraces are planned in such a way that I will have enough privacy inside my apartment and at the same time, i can enjoy the surrounding greenery. When he realized that i was not at all impressed, he told me to visit Triveni, his second site nearby.
Yes, Triveni was almost constructed and plastering was going on. So, i could go in each flat and understand how Chintamani Construction offers "privacy" inside the flat and lets you enjoy the greenery and the view. The electrical contractor in the building not only insisted that i should visit the fifth floor but personally gave me the guided tour to see the amazing view of Chandani Chowk on one side and Law College Hill on the other!
Property rates and budgets:
When i called Jayant Pande, who looks after the sales at Chintamani Construction, i didn't ask him the property rates. Because, all of us know that in this part of Kothrud property rate is around 6,000 per sq.ft. I told Pande that i have visited his sites and asked for the budgets.
However, before telling me that the budget for 2 bhk flat is 70 lakhs and for 3 bhk flat 90 lakhs, in a very friendly manner, Mr. Jayant Pande started asking me about myself. I realized that the probing questions were to check my eligibility. I was going to tell him that i am Emraan Hashmi but no, i told him that my name is Ravi Karandeekar!
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