Baruipur according to the Wikipedia is an urban setup in the vicinity of Kolkata within the area of Greater Kolkata. To understand this better, we need to know about Greater Kolkata. For a city to grow economically and continue wearing the cap of a metropolitan, it requires expansion of its boundaries to provide shelter to more number of people who are settling in the city for a better life. Greater Kolkata consists of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and parts of North & South 24 Parganas districts along with some areas of the Nadia District & Kalyani.
The South 24 Parganas district consisting of Baruipur, Maheshtala, Pujali, Budge Budge & Rajpur-Sonarpur municipalities has witnessed major developments during the last five years. Apart from real-estate settlements like towers and residential complexes & transit facilities like flyovers, the amount of people moving southwards has also increased. This is not only due to lower rates of acquisition of property like that in Meridian Aamar Bari at Baruipur which starts at Rs. 9.9 lakhs only but also because of the planned architecture of Greater Kolkata, which enables faster transport, greenery & all amenities of an urban life.
We have pointed out five important reasons to buy properties in Baruipur:
1. Safe Investment & Promising Returns:
Baruipur has same prospects of development and increase in value as Jadavpur in the next few years. People who know even a little bit about the history of south Kolkata will definitely be aware of the fact that Jadavpur has developed as a crucial place of residential habitat only in the recent decades. With the increase of population in that area, leading to higher demand & lower availability, people have started moving towards settlements in Baruipur.
This has led to faster development & socio-economic growth of this area thereby offering prospects of promising returns in the next few years as compared to the ticket size of investment.
2. Affordable Cost of Property from as low as Rs. 9.90 Lakhs:
Projects like Meridian Aamar Bari situated near the Baruipur campus of Calcutta University, offers all modern amenities with the perfect ecological balance to support healthy & urban lifestyle. The feel of being in the lap of nature without compromising on facilities that an urban person needs is what this residential complex is all about. Popularly known as the First Music City of Eastern India, 1 BHK flats start from Rs. 9.90 lakhs only. You can have your dream 3 BHK home starting at a price below Rs. 20 lakhs.
3. Good Connectivity:
Baruipur is well connected. With daily transport services like buses and autos, reaching the nearby shopping complex like Pantaloons, Balarampur Bazaar, etc. is no big deal. For you to reach your office on time, you would certainly use the Metro Railway which is also not far off. You can easily get to the Kavi Subhash, Sahid Khudiram and Kavi Nazrul metro stations in a matter of 15 to 20 minutes. The Baruipur Railway Station connects you to the other parts of the state.
People often ask about nearby hospitals and schools. For a residential area in most corners of a metropolitan city, hospitals are within reach. Baruipur, which is also a part of the metropolitan city of Kolkata offers medical aids at nearby hospitals and nursing homes like Baruipur Multi Specialty Hospital and Shantiniketan Nursing Home. If you are in Baruipur, you are practically just 20 to 25 minutes away from Peerless Hospital, Ruby General Hospital and R.N. Tagore Hospital.
Educational institutes like Baruipur College, G.M.I.T. College, St. Montfort’s Secondary School, Dr. Ambedkar College, Rashmani Balika Vidyalaya, Welkin School, Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission, Andrews College, D.A.I.T.M. College and other institutions are located in and around Baruipur.
4. Cosmopolitan Crowd:
The upcoming Metro railway services to Salt Lake will entice the entire IT segment to go for affordable housing. Connecting the EM Bypass, the nearest point for good habitat is Baruipur. Huge real-estate developments like Meridian Aamar Bari are providing affordable homes with support of easy home loans from leading banks. Therefore, several people of the middle class and upper class are reaching out to Baruipur for better connectivity to their offices, better amenities and beautiful homes, they dreamt of.
5. Next H.Q. of South 24 Parganas:
An article of the Times of India dated February 3, 2012 read that “the industrial zone of South 24-Parganas does not make sense anymore after more than half of the police stations in it were merged with Kolkata Police. So, the jurisdiction of both the additional SP (industrial) and additional SP (rural) have been restructured. These officers have also been re-designated as additional SP (west) additional SP (east). The district police headquarters will remain at Alipore till it is shifted to the proposed South 24-Parganas headquarters at Baruipur. Senior officers said that this is the first move towards shifting the South 24-Parganas police headquarters from Alipore to Baruipur.”
(Link to the original TOI article: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/S-24-Parganas-police-lines-shifted-from-Alipore/articleshow/11735123.cms)
Following the decision by State Government, several commercial and residential projects were built in Baruipur and the Government itself has large acres of land for development of habitat and other community zones like zoo, etc.
Baruipur which used to be a neighbourhood of Kolkata, is now a part of Kolkata with a proper city pin code. The place is about to witness some of the biggest structural and economic developments in the years to come.