Friday, October 21, 2011

Patience pays! Reliance tells you how!

Dear Customer,

We thank you for your patience during the recent outage of Blackberry services. These outages were due to an issue with a core switch (located at European Network Operations Center of RIM) responsible for directing BlackBerry network traffic.

As a token of appreciation for your patience, RIM has announced an offer of premium applications worth more than US $100 (approximately Rs.4800/-) absolutely free of charge, for Blackberry users.

Various premium applications will be made available on BlackBerry App World from October 19th, 2011 to November 30th, 2011. All these applications will remain available to download free of charge till December 31, 2011. Starting January 1, 2012, these premium applications will return to full price on BlackBerry App World.

For more details, terms and conditions of the offer and a list of these applications, please visit www.rim.com/newsroom

Thank you for choosing Reliance, No.1 Network of India.

Regards,
Customer Care
Reliance Communications Limited

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sachin Ahir hails MCHI Code of Conduct for developers as Property 2011 opens

·       India’s largest Property Expo Features 15,000 properties 

·       Clear titles and clearances – MCHI Hai Toh Bharosa Hai
·       About 100, developers 10 home finance companies participate

MUMBAI, October 6, 2011: In what is described as India’s largest real estate expo, the four-day MCHI Property 2011 got off to a flying start today with a wide array of 15,000 multi-location properties backed by all clearances put on display at the MMRDA Grounds, BKC. 
Mr. Sachin Bhau Ahir, Hon’ble Minister of State for Housing, Government of Maharashtra, formally inaugurated the exhibition.
Mr Ahir appreciated MCHI for adopting a self regulatory code of conduct for developers. He was also all  praise for the Chamber for taking adequate care to e sure that the properties on display at the exhibition had necessary clearances and expressed the hope that customers would take benefit of the assurance: MCHI Hai Toh Bharosa Hai.
On the proposed new DC Rules, he said the policy clarifications would be announced soon.
The 19th Real Estate & Housing Finance Exhibition features properties from across Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region with varied sizes and convenient price points.
The exhibition assumes an added significance in view of the fact that MCHI has recently adopted a self regulatory code of conduct for developers and set up a consumer grievance redresser mechanism to ensure transparency in real estate transactions.
Home buyers can scan through an array of properties displayed, thus saving them time and effort, which they would otherwise have to spend if they were to check individual properties.  Now, they can do so all under one roof and in air-conditioned comfort.
MCHI President Mr. Paras Gundecha said the exhibition will also provide an excellent opportunity for buyers of getting their dream home financed by over 15 leading banks and financial institutions who are at service at the venue.
Mr. Gundecha recalled that recently MCHI has endorsed a code of conduct for its member developers to scrupulously adhere to ethical business practices. MCHI has also set up a consumer grievance redresser forum to attend to buyers’ complaints.
Unbelievable as it may sound, but all aspects related to home buying will be assembled under one roof. Properties on display include 1 BHK to 4 BHK flats, Penthouses to second homes along with affordable homes across different price points at the exhibition.
MCHI Exhibition Committee Chairman Mr. Bandish Ajmera pointed out this is the best time to buy property as the event offers the best of the opportunities. Plus, it is also an auspicious time as many good things in life are normally launched on the Dussera Day.
Prospective home buyers can thus compare different projects, weighing their pros and cons and then making a final decision on buying their dream home. Once the buyer decides on a property, developers organize site visits for them for a physical check. This helps in speeding up the home buying process. Developers also could be offering home buyers special discounted rates if they make spot payments at the venue itself.
Mr Dipesh  Bhagtani, Exhibition Committee coordinator, proposed a vote of thanks.
Elaborate arrangements have been made for the benefit of visitors to Property 2011 like free shuttle bus services from Bandra (E) and Kurla (W) stations and a Kid’s zone centre run by professionals to take care of tiny tots while parents go round the sprawling exhibition. To take care of visitors gourmet needs, the exhibition will have a cafeteria offering a sumptuous spread of Lunch, along with Snacks etc.
About MCHI
Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI), formed in 1982, is the most prominent and the only recognized body of Real Estate Developers in Mumbai and MMR. MCHI brings together members dealing in Real Estate Development on one common platform to address various issues facing the Industry. Members of MCHI account for 80% of Development of New Residential Accommodation and Commercial Properties in Mumbai and MMR MCHI helps both the Central and State Governments in meeting their objectives of providing housing, which is a basic necessity. MCHI has a strong Membership of over 1000 leading Developers in Mumbai and has expanded across MMR, having its own units in Thane, Kalyan -Dombivali, Mira – Virar City, Raigad and Navi Mumbai. MCHI works towards raising awareness among the General Public, Real Estate and Construction Industry in and around Mumbai and MMR.