Increasing urbanization has led to decreasing quality of life in cities, with residents constantly being exposed to high pollution levels, traffic congestion, lack of proper and affordable housing, among such factors. All this has spurred the growth of suburban towns. These towns, though outside city limits, possess nearly equivalent levels of infrastructure and amenities to that of the adjoining metro thus complementing Urban life. One such suburban outgrowth of the city of Pune and an emerging residential destination is Talegaon, a municipal town with a history dating way back to the times of Maratha reign under BajiRao Peshwa.
Particularly in the last two decades, Talegaon has witnessed remarkable growth in terms of infrastructure, industry and social amenities. VTP Realty, fast emerging developer of Pune, has identified this location for their upcoming project VTP Urban Life. The selection of this site is a manifestation of detailed analysis that was carried out by this developer.
Owing to the segment of people residing in the vicinity, the type of industries that currently are based in and around the town and those that would commence shortly, presence of social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and colleges within Talegaon, and its attractiveness as location to people in Mumbai and Pune helped VTP choose the town for this premium project.
Location and Connectivity Analysis
Urban Life is located in Katvi village of Maval Taluka near MIDC Talegaon, with a distance of about 30kms from Pune city centre and 120kms from Mumbai city. The Urban Life is located at an offset of just 500 metres from the proposed Pune ring road.
The old Mumbai-Pune Highway as well as the Mumbai-Pune Expressway are at 1.2kms and 2kms respectively from the project site. With more than 25 global manufacturers including Essar, Posco, Seaco, General Motors, JCB that are currently present or looking to open facilities in Talegaon MIDC which is at a meagre distance of 2kms from Urban Life, one can assess the target customer segment for this property. Chakan MIDC acting as a prime industrial belt is at 20kms from Urban Life.
Urban Life is also a convenient option for IT sector employees working in the Hinjewadi IT Park, Talawade Park which is at a distance of 22kms, away from the jostle of the city and avoiding traffic congestion owing to the 4 lane connectivity offered by the Mumbai-Bangalore highway.
With Lonavla and Mumbai being a 45 minute and 2.15 hours’ drive from Talegaon respectively and directly connected by the highway, Urban Life is attractive to investors from Mumbai as well. For such investors, Urban Life offers the possibility of high property appreciation in future because of its connectivity and locational features.
In terms of public transport, Urban Life is easily accessible by Local trains from Pune, with the Talegaon Railway station 2 km from the site. PMT buses are accessible on the Alandi-Vadgaon road at every half hour. The nearest PMT stop is about 1.5kms from Urban Life.
Prospective residents of Urban Life can look forward to a better quality of life, due to the serene and green environment around the project, which portrays an assortment of urban and countryside characteristics. Lush green mountains, the nearby Indrayani River and the less built up environment around the project ensure better air quality. Talegaon, being located at a higher altitude, boasts of year round great weather. At Urban Life one can enjoy unobstructed view of nature thus increasing human connect with pristine surroundings.
Social Infrastructure and amenities are amongst the most important factors for home buyers. Schools, hospitals, colleges and recreational spaces form an integral part of social amenities and thus any home buyer would appreciate if these conveniences are within easy reach of their homes. Since Talegaon is a historic town, places like Jain temple, Chakan fort, Kalapini cultural organisation have tourism potential. Among schools Heritage School by Pearson (1km), Hutchings School (5kms) and High Vision English Medium School are CBSE affiliated whereas Podar International School (1km) follows International curriculum along with Eden International School within the Urban Life Township. D.Y. Patil College of Engineering (2km), Indira College of Engineering, MIMER Medical College and Horticulture institute are noted higher educational institutes near Urban Life.
For one’s healthcare needs, Pawana Central Hospital (7kms), General hospital (4.9kms), Pioneer hospital (7.2kms) are suitable. For shopping needs, MORE Store (1km), Shubham Complex (3kms) and Fun Square Multiplex (6kms) are the nearest convenience stores from Urban Life.
By choosing Talegaon as the location for Urban Life, VTP Realty has stayed true to its strategy of focusing on the less heralded residential destinations and providing residents of such areas the feel of comfortable living in a metropolis. Attractive to a wide segment of home buyers and with promising developments on the horizon in Talegaon, the future sure seems bright for those who shall choose Urban Life as their abode.