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Friday, April 29, 2016

TATA Housing New Launch – La Vida, Gurgaon (Just 0.5 km from Delhi with 30:70 payment plan)

La Vida is designed with the vision to create a forest inspired living by establishing a connection with nature, at the same time focusing on all aspects of lifestyle and recreation.

With only 0.5 kms from Delhi, as you enter La Vida, you see towers emerge from a forest of trees to adorn the distant skyline. As you proceed along a winding shaded road, glimpsing at the sky through the over-arching trees, to the sound of birds’ symphony, children’s laughter and the smell of fragrant flowers, you hope that your drive and experience is never ending.

Alongside the curving drive, you find nested spaces, inviting you to play. Playgrounds, flower clusters, herb gardens, reflective pools, and picnic pavilions satisfy even the most hard to please.

The winding road ends at your own island grove and retreat. The clamor of the city streets fade to a distant murmur.

La Vida gives its residents an active community space and provides a safe, vibrant and warm abode for families.  La Vida will be a landmark in the years to come.

v  80% open area dedicated to landscaping and recreational spaces
v  15,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse with best-in-class facilities
v  Active sports amenities like full basketball court, 2 badminton courts, 1 tennis court, 800 m internal jogging track & a cricket pitch to create a wholesome opportunity for the residents
v  Themed terrace gardens
o   Yoga and Meditation terrace
o   Private parties terrace
o   Board games, like, chess, checkers for teen/adults
o   Dance or Exercise classes
o   Art classes for kids, painting, arts/crafts, sculpture making, pottery
v  Dedicated and safe children’s play area - Play equipment which can be customized to make them more interesting along with a themed colour. A sandpit adjoins play area in a court while the slide down the tree deck also leads one to a sandpit underneath
v  Water plaza, reflective pool and lily pools
v  Art installation plaza
v  Tower lobbies with art displays
v  Art Walk at the clubhouse to display works of children or resident artists
v  Barbeque corner
v  Party lawn
v  1.85 acre vehicle free central greens comprising of a sunken garden with stepped seating and grass terraces
v  Sunken Garden of approx. area 40mx70m, totally basement free natural ground planted with indigenous & flowering trees to enhance the forest feel. One end has steps and grass slope with seats descending to this space, An amphitheater of a different kind. The other end has sloping grass for children to have fun rolling down or running down.
v  Fruit Tree Bosques - Jamun, mango, Amla, Guava, Chikoo- which give fruits in plenty to enchant the residents with fresh from the trees produce
v  A Mosaic of small lawns + sit-outs + planting beds is all around between the ground floor verandahs & the walking/jogging path.
v  Art installations in the landscape- rough hewn blocks of stones arranged in small lawn spaces, while they can be used for sitting, create a sculptural visual. Alongside, feature walls can be graffiti walls for residents to express themselves creatively
o   Active sports amenities like full basketball court, 2 badminton courts, 1 tennis court & a cricket pitch create a wholesome opportunity for the residents
v  Sky walk overlooking the central green connected by tree houses with slides for kids
v  Herbal garden
v  Flowering trees overlooking the residential towers
v  1000 trees planted within the 9 acre property – more than100  trees to an acre
v  Building
o   IGBC pre-certified gold rated building
o   Well ventilated lobbies
o   Double height ceiling in the clubhouse
o   High speed elevators
o   Vitrified flooring in lift lobbies and corridors
o   Earthquake resistant structure as per IS code
o   DG power backup in common areas and lift
v  Living/Dining/Kitchen
o   Vitrified flooring, sliding French windows, OBD paint
o   Anti-skid vitrified flooring tiles, sink board with drain board, exhaust fans in the kitchen
v  Utility room in the kitchen
o   Anti-skid ceramic flooring tiles, MS railing, electrical, drain and water supply point
v  Bedrooms
o   Vitrified flooring, anodized aluminum window frame
v  Toilets
o   Wall mounted WC, wash basin with counter in master toilet, best in class fittings
v  Security
o   Video door phones in every home
v  Balcony
o   MS railing, anti-skid vitrified tiles
v  Electrical
o   Premium series of switches and plates
The Club house

v  The Club, nested under the centrally located towers overlooking the central green  will provide the very best amenities to all residents.
v  A double height lounge and reception will welcome you at the entrance and a well naturally lit art walk will lead you to other health facilities.
v  Spa facilities will be available with massage room, steam, sauna, shower as well as change rooms for a large outdoor swimming pool. 
v  The Health club with fully equipped Unisex Gym has been provided. Active sports facilities including squash court, billiards, cards, multi-purpose hall for dance or yoga provides a variety of health and fitness activities.
v  An audiovisual room for 8 to 10 people and a restaurant with a fully equipped kitchen serving a large banquet hall will provide opportunities for bigger gatherings.
v  Kids’ corner and reading room will take care of the little ones needs.


Saleable Area (in Sq. ft.)
Carpet Area (In Sq. Ft.)
Basic Sale Price
(Inclusive of 1 Car Parking)

Payment Plan

Expression of Interest – Rs.5 Lacs only
Within 45 days – 10% less Rs.5 lacs
Within 75 days – 10%
On or before 31st August 2016 – 10%
On receipt of Occupational Certificate – 70%

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Signal woes? Building bylaws bar mobile towers in residential areas

NEW DELHI: The new unified building bylaws that may make it easier to obtain permits could worsen signal problems for mobile phone users.
The new bylaws say there should be no mobile phone towers in residential areas.
This has led to confusion among the municipal corporations as almost 80% of such towers are believed to be in residential areas.
“No signage/communication tower and advertisement is to be provided in residential buildings,” the bylaws state.
Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu released the new unified building bylaws for Delhi on Tuesday. Apart from simplifying procedures, these have reduced public-official interaction to reduce corruption.
“Going by the new bylaws, there should be no mobile towers in residential areas. Considering that only 20% of the total mobile towers fall in non-residential areas, this may lead to cellular problems,” said a high-ranking municipal official. Officials said they would either wait for an order from the high court in an ongoing case or approach the Centre for clarification.
Mobile phone operators approached the high court in 2010 after the corporation changed its policy regarding the establishment of such towers. The case is still pending. “A lot of things have to be kept in mind while implementing the bylaws. They might require certain modifications so that the public is not hassled,” said Ashish Sood, leader of the house, South Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Technical experts say call drops occur due to an increase in the number of dead zones. These zones are a result of either fewer mobile towers in range or due to hindrance in the signal. Towers have a range of 5 km . You lose signal when you are either out of range or in a ‘dead zone’.
The three municipal corporations say the total number of mobile towers under their jurisdiction is 7,926.
Officials, however, argue that the total number of unauthorised towers are more than half of that.
“The total number of mobile towers before trifurcation was 5,252. However, the number has increased exponentially in the past three years near residential areas,” said a municipal official.
Officials argue that while most new towers violate building bylaws, for others, the corporation has not been paid.

with thanks : Hindustan Times : Dated 3rd April, 2016

Single-window clearance for construction plans in Delhi

For residential plots up to 105 square meters, the owner need not obtain sanction of building plans.

In a significant policy shift in Delhi’s building by-laws, the Union Urban Development Ministry on Wednesday announced “single-window clearance” for construction plans for both residential and commercial properties within a month, while exempting owners of residential plots up to 105 square meters from seeking sanction of building plan.

“The laws have been made user-friendly through unification and simplification of a host of amendments made over the last three decades and integration of approvals by different agencies into a single platform,” said Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu at a press conference here. “The new process would reduce human interface and enable approvals in just 30 days,” he added.

For residential plots up to 105 square meters, the owner need not obtain sanction of building plans. “You (owner) can just submit an undertaking intimating about construction along with requisite fees and other documents to start construction,” said Mr. Naidu, while explaining the new amendments.

Previously, applicants had to go through a cumbersome process to get sanction of building plans as it involved scrutiny and approvals from various government agencies such as the National Monuments Authority, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Delhi Fire Services and the Airports Authority of India.

With the modification of the building by-laws, an applicant can now file one single online application to the concerned urban local body.

Highlighting another key amendment in the laws, Aishwar Rao, the chief spokesperson of the Ministry, said that payments for obtaining approvals from various departments have also been consolidated in the same online form. “With a click of your mouse, you can make one single payment electronically,” said Mr. Rao.

The amendments come in the light of the World Bank’s “ease of doing business” ranking of 2015, in which India is at the 130th position.

A senior official in Urban Development Ministry told The Hindu that a directive came from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office asking Mr. Naidu to “simplify” the process of granting permits to new constructions. The final goal, the official said, is to gain the confidence of foreign investors by creating a “smart” urban infrastructure.

After Delhi, Mr. Naidu said that Mumbai would also unify its building by-laws. “After these two major cities (Delhi and Mumbai) we would ask other cities to follow suit,” he added.

with thanks : HINDU : LINK : for detailed news.