Redefining luxury and development
dentified as one of the future megacities of the world by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Pune is not only growing at a rapid pace internally but also witnessing an expanding corridor of the “megaurban region” of about 400 sq km.
To showcase itself as the city of future, Pune is all set to have a sprawling 250 acres permanent exhibition ground on the lines of Delhi’s Pragati Maidan. Business centre: Planned at an investment of Rs1,000 crore, the Pune International Exhibition and Convention Centre will compete with exhibition centres of Britain, Japan and Germany. Blessings’, this apartment block of 24 storeys by the Avinash Bhosale Infrastructure Ltd is just one of the many luxury projects re-defining class in the city. Not wanting to be left behind is the Vascon Windermere with its 8,300 sq ft, 5 BHK apartments spread over two levels with private pools. Philippe Starck’s Yoo Pune is another of those ambitious real estate projects in the super-luxury segment that are set to redefine Pune.
Penthouses with swimming pools, remote-controlled living, “plasterable” speakers, glass screens and hidden projectors, which pop up are the things that Pune’s builders are offering on the newAge platter. Not to be left out is the personal Home Theatre system along with personalized programming for mood lighting and curtain controls. Waiting for Metro: Suffering from a near-absolute lack of mass transport system, Pune rests its hope on an augmented public bus service and the proposed Metro Rail project. There is considerable public pressure on the politicians from the people of Pune to strengthen the existing Pune municipal transport service, the PMPML which has a fleet of 1,585 buses. The politicians on the other hand are pushing for the Metro Rail project to address the transport needs of the city.