When I was growing up in the 80’s it was tough to find quality coaching for sports, dramatics or personality grooming. Like every parent even my parents planned the best for me given the resources, logistics and security concerns. To avail some of these facilities I would have to cycle down several kilometers every evening which would keep them concerned till I safely returned home. Fast forward to modern day residences which come with whole host of amenities in a gated community. So if I were growing up today I would have several sporting and other excursions available to me at my doorstep. Gera – Song of Joy at Kharadi takes several giant steps towards making parenting even more delightful and growing up even more fun through prominent celebrity tie ups. Gera Developments, a revered name in Pune real estate market, with Song of Joy has laid foundation of what they call as “ChildCentric Homes” by engaging 12 professional training academies at this 240 apartment complex.
Gera: Established Player at Kharadi
Kharadi, in Pune’s East, has come a long way from being a sleepy neighbourhood of the city to a bustling commercial and residential center within a span of ten years. Back then even public transport was rare at Kharadi as only a handful of employers such as Zensar operated here. However any Puneiite who visits Kharadi today finds it amongst the better planned office and residential zone of the city. The large and expansive office complexes such as EON IT Park, World Trade Center and MIDC are complemented by a vast road network which cuts through Kharadi and links it to Pune city, Hadapsar and Nagar Road. This in itself makes Kharadi accessible to airport, railways station and other public conveniences.
All these developments have transformed Kharadi into a desirable residential zone where one can live in quality accommodation and find it easy to commute to work. That said Gera Developments is associated with this address for long as well.
They have already delivered gated communities such as – Gera Bungalows, Trinity Towers and Sky Villas amongst others at Kharadi. Further the firm owns several acres of land to be developed into SEZ adjacent to the plot where Song of Joy is coming up.
Gera – Song of Joy: Location benefits
Song of Joy apartments are part of the larger gated community called as “Gera GreensVille” at Kharadi. Trinity Towers and Sky Villas, both part of GreensVille, are premium developments which are already inhabited and have functional amenities. Moreover the Gera GreensVille abuts 125 Gera bungalows delivered long back. GreensVille has a road frontage to Grant Road and is in 1-2 km radius of all employers at Kharadi. Grant Road further joins on to Nagar road which is an access for airport, malls such as Phoenix and Inorbit and Pune city. Utilities within Kharadi such as Reliance Mart, Radisson Hotel, several convenience stores and restaurants are all nearby. Schools such as – Victorious, City International, Phoenix World school are amongst many others where kids of residents can enrol. The Gera SEZ land once developed will further lend fundamental support to all residences coming up at the Gera GreensVille.
Active parenting in a secured environment
The average age of a home buyer has seen a serious drop in India. One of the reasons is that in many cases both husband and wife are bread earners and they don’t shy from pooling their resources when it comes to investing in real estate. In cases when both parents are employed or even otherwise many people tend to send kids for coaching, tuitions and sports training to facilities which may or may not be within premises. Also at times these may not be up to the mark especially when kids outgrow their peers and are raring for more competitive environments. Gera – Song of Joy blends standard amenities with exclusive tie ups, to name a few –
- Anil Kumble Cricket academy
- Vishwanathan Anand Chess academy
- Shankar Mahadevan Music academy
- Shiamak Davar Dance academy
In all there are 12 such tie ups. All these academies will be coaching a certain number of batches every year. Every family that owns a flat at Song of Joy will be provided free vouchers* (finite number depending on the tie-up agreement) to send their kids or even attend a batch if they want. Further the current amenities at Gera Greensville are being augmented in a big way – Tennis courts, Dance Studio, Basketball court, Cricket ground will be made available to residents. In fact Song of Joy residents will enjoy priority treatment when batches for different coaching classes are formed.
Gera Developments’ 5 Year Warranty
Gera seems to have been ahead of curve i.e. the Real Estate Regulations and Development Act (RERA) makes the developer liable for construction quality for 5 years after handover. This Act was passed only in the year 2016. However, Gera’s projects including Song of Joy, Kharadi come with 5 Year Gera Warranty (as they call it), which includes –
- Annual inspection and preventive maintenance on various installations
- Gera will repair at its own cost manufacturing defects that creep into the apartments developed by them
These 240 apartments are spread across 4 towers each of them being 15 floors tall. A 2BHK here is about 1227 sq ft and 3BHK is 1675 sq ft (on saleable basis) and a unit prices start from Rs. 92 lacs onwards (all inclusive). There are certain discounts available for those who opt to sign up within few days of interaction with the sales team.
All in all Gera-Song of Joy is adding that zing to the Kharadi real estate which is but natural as a property market comes of age. This with exclusive tie-ups, warranty and brands’s track record only sounds sweeter.