The other day I planned to explore Blue Ridge, Hinjewadi the much talked about township by Paranjape Schemes – when I started, there was scorching heat and commotion in the busy streets of central Pune. However, the moment I crossed the gateway at Blue Ridge, the clean, green and calm environment was a welcome change I adored. The serene settings and planned development at the township were worth appreciating and much different from the chaos I witness daily within core area.
Most home buyers these days are young professionals who seek quality living, amenities and homes near their workplaces. Walk-to-work culture is now being opted by several developers in Pune who have aligned their business plans as per customer needs. Hinjewadi, which has emerged as a prominent IT/ ITES destination is hereby witnessing substantial investment by developers focusing on townships.
Established by the third generation of Paranjape’s, the firm has delivered 150 top-of-the-line projects accomplished in the past 2 and half decades, with possession of millions of sq.ft. built up area. Paranjape Schemes, who are one of the leading and most trusted developers of Pune today have also ventured in this region with Blue Ridge, which is an integrated township spread over a wide expanse of 138 acres at a strategic location amidst this IT hub of Pune.
Blue Ridge, Hinjewadi – All that you need to know
The launch of Blue Ridge:
Paranjape schemes launched ‘Blue Ridge’ in 2007, which is their first township project with an investment of Rs. 4,000 crore in the 1st phase of Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjewadi. Consisting of over 4000 apartments, 3 million sq.ft of IT Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that serves the IT as well as ITES industries, Blue Ridge received a more-than-welcoming response. It is one of the most well-known and sought after residential development projects in Pune at present.
Facts & Figures:
The project comprises of 25 towers and 4200 capacious & luxurious units of 1RK, 2BHK, 3BHK, 4BHK, 5BHK flats from all three phases as well as studio apartments. Nearly half of them are delivered now and are available to live or renting out. The price ranges between Rs. 36 lakh to 2 crores. 1 BHK apartments have super built up area of 390, 438 and 435 sq.ft while 2BHK ones have an area of 784, 867, 1016, 1134, and 1360 sq.ft. Also, 3 BHK ones possess area of 1107, 1158, 1324, 1730, 1798 and 1800 sq.ft. The 4BHK apartments have an area of about 2484 sq.ft whereas 5BHK ones are 3240 sq.ft wide. Leaving apart a few 4 BHK apartments, almost all of the other flats from the current phases including studio apartments have been sold out to a clientele comprising NRIs, people from Dubai, Mumbai as well as a few from Baner.
Status of apartments:
Towers 1 to 14 are already under possession with nearly 2100 apartments handed over to a vibrant community of around 1400 families. Towers 14, 15 and 16 are yet to be launched whilst towers 18 to 23 are under construction. 2 and 3 BHK flats are available in towers 18 and 19 overlooking Mula River and view of the 22 acreage of Golf Course. Towers 20 and 21 have river facing 2 BHKs and golf course fronting 3 BHKs; towers 18, 19, 22, 23 have golf course fronting 2 BHKs as well as river facing 3 BHKs.
This township avows of an array of state-of-the-art amenities apart from the 24×7 security system to cater to the essentials of its residents. A unique feature is the eco-friendliness of the project which is apparent from the rain water harvesting, sewage treatment, extensive landscaping on sidewalks and podiums, treated sewage water recycling for irrigation purpose and reuse of waste, not forgetting to mention the ecological balance treatment on riverfront.
Garden, clubhouse, bank/ATM, cafeteria, community hall, play area, swimming pool, tennis court, basketball & badminton court, gymnasium as well as indoor games.
High street shopping, geese lagoons, fruit orchard, pet zoo, theme square, butterfly garden, boat club, sports zone, luxury villas, golf course, etc.
Centralized Business Centre-conference & training rooms, food courts of approx. 40000 sq. ft., Gym, Crèche, Marina, Malls, Multiplex, 5 Star Hotel and an extensive 22 acres Golf Club only adds to the charm of this township. Some of the several elaborate security systems comprise of analogue addressable fire-alarm system, CCTV, manned security desk, access control system, as well as a master control room to monitor the entire premises. Unquestionably, there also exists a comprehensive perimeter security to keep the intruders at bay. A specific electric sub-station and 24X7 Generator backup facilitates work round the clock.
SEZ-the stand out feature
Special economic zone:
The Blue Ridge IT/ITES SEZ is an international 3.5 million sq. ft. SEZ with an incorporated township. Reflecting exclusivity, the Blue Ridge SEZ is erected on the ideologies of Facilities, Flexibility and Freedom, and is the foremost notified SEZ in Phase-I of Pune’s Silicon Valley Hinjewadi. As a client one can avail of services that surpass expectations with freedom to pick and optimize space. The Blue Ridge SEZ offers first-class amenities and international workplaces.
A quick glance through:
Maneuvering into this mega project, Blue Ridge takes on a smooth drive on 7 lane roads, ensuring easy vehicular movement. This leads into the 2 level basement car parking which has a well-designed bus and car pick up facility. Besides, a provision for food courts and coffee parlors has been made. On entering Blue Ridge, hi-tech security safeguards that personnel and data is protected. The construction of this IT/ITES SEZ is exclusively catered to the customer. The flat plate construction of the SEZ permits for zero beams and no columns capitals. Additionally, ranging from 15,000 sq. ft. to 50,000 sq. ft. the floor plates are built to suit your varied needs.
Why Blue Ridge?
On travelling through the city streets, the hoardings display the most recent honorable award bagged by Blue Ridge – ‘The Best Township Project of India’ received for the year 2015 at the third edition of NDTV Property Awards 2015 function held in Bangalore.
New trend – Paranjape schemes have continued to uphold their success quotient and were quick to adapt to changing demands of customers. The regular customers who were usually in lookout for a typical sized flat were very much keen on buying studio and 1BHK loft apartments which required small investment and could be quickly sold as well. Hence, the plans of Blue Ridge, Hinjewadi include a good number of 1BHK apartments.
Unlike other residential developments, this is not a mere dream township but is in fact, a fully functional one. On arriving into these idyllic environs of Blue Ridge, one is certainly prone to be lifted by the feeling of having been welcomed into a completely new city which is ready to live up to every requirement that a family would love to revel in!