Omkar Meridia – Residential apartments near BKC, Mumbai

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Omkar Meridia – Residential apartments near BKC, Mumbai

In the city of Mumbai, living close to the workplace is a dream cherished by many, particularly by those who spend a considerable portion of their time commuting to work. It is not uncommon for people to spend 2 – 3 hours each day traveling between work and home, with the travel time increasing substantially during the rainy season. However, due to the mercurial rise in property prices in Mumbai each year, affordability of residential property near the workplace always remains an issue. In such a scenario, if people can  ‘Walk to work‘, they will not only cut down the long commute and evade agonizing traffic jams, but also gain sufficient time to pursue their interests.

Last week, I had received an invite from Omkar Realtors and Developers to attend an event that included a presentation by the Chief Marketing Officer on Omkar Meridia, a property at BKC Crossing. The event conducted at the property site itself, also included a visit to the sample flat. I registered for the event and reached the venue on the given hour.   

The discussion with the CMO centered not only around the property but also around Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), which is an important business hub in the Mumbai suburbs, and the office destination for lakhs of people.  Though there are many commercial establishments and government offices in BKC, at present, there are not enough modern residential developments in and around that area. As a result, majority people who work in BKC do not reside in and around the location, and some have to commute for long hours.

Here I enlist the key points about the property. 

 

Walk to work is the mantra behind the project

Omkar Meridia located at BKC crossing is at an arm’s length from the city’s main business district. It could be an option worth considering for those who work at BKC, and commute from distant suburbs. Proximity to workplace would drastically cut down their commuting time, and thus leave them with sufficient quality time for themselves and their family.

 

 

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Social Infrastructure

There are some good schools such as Arya Vidya Mandir, Orchid International School , Mt Litera International School in the vicinity of Omkar Meridia. Health facilities such as Asian Heart Institute, Gurunanak Hospital, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre are in a 3 km vicinity. Phoenix Market City, is one of the largest shopping malls in Mumbai, too, is close by.

 

Accessibility

The property offers locational advantages such as proximity to the Bandra station, domestic airport, proposed metro station, both Eastern and Western Express Highways, and easy access to Santacruz Chembur Link Road. A proposed 13.4 metres DP Road parallel to the apartment is expected to vastly improve the accessibility, in addition to the upcoming Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro line. 

 

Design and Amenities

The cozy and compact flats with modern finish are suitable for small families. The size ranges from 695 sq. ft to 1260 sq. ft. (1/2 BHK).

The sample flat we saw was a 3 BHK. Interior specifications of the flat included AC’s in living room and bedroom, modular kitchen cabinets with counter, imported marble flooring in the living room and passage, laminated wooden flooring in the bedrooms, sanitary fixtures and ceramic tiles in bathrooms.  Other common amenities include a fully equipped health centre, swimming pool, rooftop jogging track and a play area for children.

 

Attractive Price Point 

While the real estate inside BKC is skyrocketing, being located in a pocket at a stone’s throw from BKC, Meridia is priced attractively, with 1 to meet the rising demand from office going buyers working in and around BKC. There are 1BHK units of 695 sq ft available at Rs. Rs 1.19 crore (plus taxes), 1.5 BHK and 2BHK flats of 900 sq ft area priced at Rs 1.46 crore (plus taxes),  and Rs 1.65 crore  (plus taxes) respectively, and a grand 2BHK of 1260 sqft at Rs 1.96 crore (plus taxes). 

The moderate size of the property (under 200 apartments) also contributes to the attractive price point.

 

Early Possession and loan Options

Omkar Meridia offers an early possession in mid-2017. The property has a clear title. Financing options are also available from leading banks and financial institutions that offer home loans.

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Investment Opportunity

The CMO mentioned that BKC has seen a very high appreciation in the Capital values during the past two years, and the capital and rental values are slated to grow sharply in future as well.

According to recent reports, MMRDA plans to develop BKC as a “smart city” in order to strengthen its brand value. Besides, the State government is considering extending the BKC Eastern Boundary to accommodate the International Financial Services. The real estate projects in the vicinity would benefit substantially from these developments.  The location is expected to appreciate by 100 % or more in the 2-3 year window says JLL India Report, Jan 2015. 

For the executive class, having disposable income in hand, the property could also be considered as a great investment opportunity.

 

For more details, please visit the website of Omkar Meridia (www.omkar.com)

 

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Celebrating Friendships with Yaaron Ki Baraat

 By Somali K Chakrabarti

The story goes back to the late seventies and eighties when gizmos and gadgets were not yet a part and parcel of our lives. That was the time when landline phones were a rarity, mobiles and laptops were unheard of, we would wait for a whole week to watch a movie on the Black and White TV, and  we met people only in person, not virtually. Friendship meant strolling around, playing on the ground, flying kites on the terrace, exchanging books and chatting with friends on topics that would never end.

Every summer, I went to Lucknow with my grandma, to visit my uncles and aunts and spend my vacations with my cousins. I don’t remember how it started, but it had become a yearly routine for a couple of years. I always looked forward to those annual trips for a number of reasons which included living for two months with a bunch of cousins, reading a whole lot of story books, gorging on ice creams, savouring papdi chaat, batasa (paanipuri/ golgappe), watching movies, gushing over our favourite stars, and sometimes even squabbling over them.

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‘Good night sleep tight don’t let the bedbugs bite’


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So far, in India, the concept of separate packs for day and night usage did not exist.

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

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While some child prodigies grow up to become eminent individuals, not all children who are identified as prodigies grow up to be extraordinary adults. Prodigies may receive a lot of fame and adulation in the childhood, but more than adulation, they need support and resources to realize or surpass the promise shown in the childhood.

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Budhia Singh: Born To Run

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In the sweltering summer heat
How we pine for a cool retreat!
Some savory cold drinks
To beat the scorching heat!!
Frosty beverage treats
Punches and Smoothies
Topped with refreshing cream
To bring in a wintery feel –
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By Somali K Chakrabarti

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B School MBA

 

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From Good to Gold Morning | Colgate 360

Early morning the doorbell rang

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

 

The Round Table: Theme Based Blogging Contest

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Hair to There – From Frizz to Fantastic!

 

Úde jab jab zulfein teri’,

Ýeh Reshmi Zulfon ka..’

Yeh reshmi zulfe yeh sharbati ankhe’

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FrizzFreeHair

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