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Property in Thane / Keep away from Ghodbunder Road properties

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People who are buying properties on Ghodbunder Road of Thane are foolish.
There is severe scarcity of water and electricity on Ghodbunder Road of Thane West area. People are foolish to spend lakhs of rupees to buy properties at exhorbitant rates that are prevailing now. There are all artificial rates. If you see there is hardly any construction activity. people who buy flats are either those who have sold their old flats to buy another one. Hardly anyone is putting his cash to buy a new home unless he is out of his mind.
Ghodbunder Road is having worst living conditions. No water, no electricity, no sanitation, lot of street dogs, and plenty of thefts.

Hiranandani Estate is also gripped in water scarcity and power cuts. Vasant Leela, Vijay nagari, Manu Smriti, Cosmos, Rutu Enclave, Rutu Estate, Charanamrit, you name it and there is hardly any resident who is not tasting the tanker water and lost in darkness.

Do not believe the builders.....keep away from Ghodbunder Road of Thane West. You will regret buying a flat on Ghodbunder Road.

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  • Re
      25th of Feb, 2008
    0 Votes

    Thats not the case. Could you tell me in Thane which all societies doesn't get tanker. Do you undestand the prospects coming in GB. And do you have exp. on same which soceity you live in ? I don't think this is major case. Also Thane 6 years back was only concentrated in few location and rest all was jungle.

  • Jy
      3rd of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    I have no problem in my society for either water or electricity ..
    we get 24 hr water however our electricity cuts are at par with MSEB like 2-3 hrs daily. But that just started this month.
    Earlier no problem for power

  • Ad
      21st of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    I have problem in my society for either electricity ..
    we have problems of electricity cuts are at Nallasopar with MSEB like 8-9 hrs daily. But that started from last more than 1 and half year
    Earlier no problem for power, and also no time managment for Loadshading, htey are cut any time as they wish and there for we have so much problem at there
    The students are not capable to study properly and housewifes are have worry for Thefts so far

    So please Proper action for these problem

    22/2, Ramaniwas,
    Nallasopar (East)
    Thane 401203
    Mob : 9324081582

  • Ra
      31st of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    I dont agree with the comments regarding GB Road. Its infact one of the most upcoming real estate markets leave alone Thane, but also in Mumbai. I have known many families who have sold their properties in uptown Mumbai and have settled in Ghodbunder Road. It makes sense as GB Road has one of the best infrastructures in India. Regarding water supply problems, it exists in select societies and depends on the type of water connection the society has access to. Crime and theft is rarely heard of in these areas. Ghodbunder Road has one of the cheapest property rates as compared to other areas in Mumbai. Its no wonder that its increasingly becoming a popular destination for the families who are looking for value for money. With a average rate of Rs 4000/- per sq ft your money is well worth it. Where else in Mumbai can you get a 2/3BHK for 30-50 Lakhs with good amenities such as a clubhouse, swimming pool, gym etc. This is an gold mine for one who wishes to invest into property. It also shown highest appreciation value compared to any property in Mumbai over the past few years, and will continue to do so...Overall I would term it the best value for money.

  • Vi
      14th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    Hi, I partially agree and partially not.
    I am staying at Swastik Residency Phase-I, GB road. We have water problems in our society. We have to call tankers and water just comes for around an hour in a day. Many place around us do get more water than us. We are not getting TMC water because there is some fault in the pipe line. Our society tried to correct the problem but it failed. Surprisingly Phase 2 get enough water. TMC is not doing anything. May be if we pay some bribes then they might do...these people dop nothing with showing money...

    When I checked TMC site and tried to mail at "" but there do not exist any such mail id and I got sent-message as failed.

    Exectricity problem is everywhere in Thane and just not at GB road, its even worst at dombivali and Kalyan...

    I agree that we need to do / take some action. I am not sure where to start, or where to complain, if somebody can help then it would be really great.

    In a way I hate to stay in India as our TMC, State and national government cant even provide basic need to their people.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Viren Manek

  • Aa
      18th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    spread awareness among buyers. the builders will not tell you about the problems. I wish people who lives in this area will give guidance to new buyers.


  • Sa
      26th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Sorry i dis agree ...with your statement ..Those who are buying the house are dam intellegent people and not foolish.

  • Gb
      5th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    Well, the post " Keep away from Ghodbunder Road properties " was posted one year ago. Even though I do not believe that the picture that the post shows is correct at all. Today G B Road properties are counted amongst the most elite categories of properties.I've staying at G B road since 2005 and trust me this area has never witnessed any kind of injustise.Power shortage and water scarcity is all over thane and the same regulations are being applicable as they are in the areas near Thane station or Phokran Road.I would even say that the standarad of living is much good and healthier at G B Road. Guys, I truly recommend G B road as a perfect area to invest (to be more precise viz. Hiranandani Estate, Swatik Group, Vijay Nagri, Vijay Park)

  • Bi
      27th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    Mita...please stop giving rude comments for GB road or for that matter any other place. I think u r the most foolish person to post such a comment. i hv lived their for about 5 months and have never faced water scarcity for even a hour.. I think the place u r living at would be the worst coz YOU are staying there.. A word of advice - Give knowdlegde (if u have some) and not such weird comments.. hope u grow up..

  • Am
      31st of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    Can anyone let me know any major downsides of Ghodbunder road ? I heard there are 4 new flyovers which are to be build on the road however work for none has started, is this really true? Also does it face issues of water clogging during the rains?

    Whats your opinion on CASA UNIVIS project by Lodha?

  • Sh
      25th of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    Now it has been Developed... Now you come and see..

  • Na
      11th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    One of the best properties investment in Mahrashtra is Ghodbunder Road of Thane

  • Th
      15th of Sep, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Thane is no longer the city it was earlier. Encroachments, garbage piles all over the place, bad quality of roads and increased pollution have turned it into nightmare. Overall, Thane is much too overhyped by the builder lobby. Anyone thinking of buying here - investors or actual residents should think 10 times. The prices are just not justified and the problems are getting worse making it a bad investment choice for future.

    The truth about living in Thane

    1. Long commute to any work place - it takes more than 90 minutes to reach central/south Mumbai. Western suburbs take longer. Buses take much longer while trains are crowded

    2. Toll - to go anywhere from Thane you need to pay very high toll (or travel in congested and dirty trains)

    3. Atrociously prices properties - bad for investors as well as users. Here are some problems based on an individual perspective

    1. Urbania - contruction has been delayed for more than an year. Although it is an open area right now, the surroundings are more industrial in nature and hence not pleasant to view! Biggest problem is the delay.

    2. L Paradise and Luxuria - same problem about surroundings. There is also a large nullah carrying waste water within the complex (problem for other complexes too). Not a great view from any building. Newer building are between half to 1 km inside from the service road. Luxuria is far from completion and some flats are facing the nallah. This can bring in stench and mosquitoes to even flats that are not facing the nallah.

    3. H Estate - very far from the city, some buildings said to be part of forest land litigation. Rates not justified. Distress sales by individual investors not uncommon at more reasonable rates.

    4. H. Meadows - just a collection of buildings with good specs but 2 bHK flats are small. 3 BHKs have larger area but layout is not great. The approach roads (not within the complex but immediately outside) have been recently encroached by hawkers and before that by small shops giving the entire area a shabby look and large bustling mela type of atmosphere - definitely not something you want to pay about crore for (3 BHKs). Flats that should sell for 30-40 L are being quoted for 75 L ! The value cannot appreciate since the approach and surroundings are only getting worse

    5. Vasant Lawns - Possibly the most overrated complex. Nallah problem for 3 buildings (Even then flat prices are quoted high). Delays in construction and possession means money is locked up for investors and not significant appreciation. Flats that were supposed to be ready in 2008 are not yet available for possession. Buyer unfriendly sales office turns away retail investors. Overall a bad buy unless the rates are reduced by 20-30 %. Distress sale to investors was rumored. Expected distress sales by retail investors cannot be ruled out in a few months
    Among the older ones

    1. Tarangan - No open spaces, haphazard collection of buildings. New mall makes it a nightmare from traffic perspective. Flats that should be priced at 30-35 L being quoted for 65 L and above. Nallah problem nearby - not so bad. Maintenance is ok, not so great. Building lobbies look shabby, indisciplined residents having flower beds and pots in windows have made exteriors ugly. Club house is good but not as good as the Hiranandani complexes

    2. Vikas - One of the better maintained complexes but is older than 10 years. Several flats have seepage problem. one of the wing borders a nallah and has stench from it and mosquitoes. Parking is a huge problem. Any sound of traffic or other sound from road echoes and booms due to peculiar layout making it very difficult for residents facing the garden. During the boomtime, owners here sold flats for very high prices but recent sales are showing signs of distress. Paying above 60 L-70 L for 2 BHK is totally uncalled for (currently quoted at 65 L). For same money better property can be bought a little further away. No significant reason for price appreciation (not a good investment choice)

    Today, builders in Thane are quoting rates that are higher than many areas in Mumbai city limits. There is no reason to pay this premium. Buyers beware and let the markets reach a saner price point at which this city may become attractive again for investment. For living, it will still carry the same problems but you would have surplus money every month if you buy at a lower price.

    - An informed resident

  • An
      16th of Sep, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Please give any comments of swastik builders, Iam planning to buy a property there.

  • Aj
      1st of Oct, 2009
    0 Votes

    For a person who lives in Mumbai and comes to Thane, Thane is like heaven with its wide roads, greenery, low traffic congesion, malls etc. Also the real estate prices are amazingly cheap.

    It is sad to see Thane residents running down their own city.

    All cities have their own problem but I think that any real estate investment in Thane will double in 3-5 years as the Mumbaikars move to Thane.

  • Ne
      22nd of Oct, 2009
    0 Votes

    Pls comment on CASA ULTIMA which is located behind the Jupiter Hospital on the Eastern Express Highway. I m being offered a 1BHK at ~35 L. What are the chances of appreciation in 5 years for this property?

  • Ro
      8th of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    I was surprised to see a comment posted by someone called ****RAJ****. All I could feel was two things, either he is a builder himself or someone connected to them, or someone who's trying to sell his property on GB Road which has now become a noose around his neck (Phaasi Ka Funda). POOR GUY...

    I do not know how many others like him were made to look like suckers or I should say fooled by by the builders and the real estate agents into buying something that was grossly overpriced couple of years ago and even now.

    Good for them, they deserve it.

    I have been associated with the construction industry myself, and I know how much it costs to build a 30 storey tower which includes the so-called ultra-modern amenities and the pay-off needed for the local govt. agencies as well. So if somebody says a 4BHK apt in Hiranandani Meadows at Rs. 2.5 Cr is an excellent buy, I have only one comment for them, please go and commit suicide.

    It’s not worth spending more than 12-15 lacs for 2BHK flat of 1000 sq. ft. built-up area, from Majiwada till Kasarwadavli on GB Road. Just wait for some more time guys; there are builders who would end up selling you their prized possessions in the above rate very soon the big ones, whom you know and read a lot about.

    Hang on guys, just wait. Distress sales are happening as well, across all location on GB Road. Just keep your nose and ears open, you would end up getting a god flat real cheap from one of the foolish investors like ****RAJ’s**** for sure.

    Till then save as much as you can.

  • Za
      15th of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    i think you are out of your mind!
    that is not the case at all
    in fact people from andheri also are coming to ghodbunder, buying flats bcoz thane is so very good in every way
    as far as crime or theft is concerned, nobody is safe any where in india



  • Ja
      16th of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    Hi guys!!! This is Shekhar and I am planning to buy a 2BHK flat at Cosmos Lounge at Manpada, GB road. The quote given to me is 4200/sq.ft for 1000 sq.ft (built up area ) which comes to around 46 - 47 lac including everything.

    Please let me know whether it is worth the price ?? - Shekhar

  • We
      25th of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    Cosmos construction quality is not so great. he is local builder with slightly better quality. Look out for Hiranandani or kalpataru ( siddhachal ). Besides this approach road to Cosmos Lounge is not proper. That is the main reason why Nilakanth Green flats are not easily salable. You will get it diffcult to resale.

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