The project was launched 5 years ago, but the construction is yet to be completed. Of the 1,400 flats, the residents claimed, only 20-30 buyers have got possession so far.
They alleged that the developer had changed the building plan, which was not done according to the builder-buyers agreement. Also, consent for change of plan was not taken from the homebuyers.
“When we asked the builders, they said it was an inadvertent error in BBA. Around four to five families have shifted to the society but there is no connecting road, shopping complex, etc. The 24-metre-road of the project is nowhere in sight. The temporary road constructed by the builder is very narrow is not accessible during monsoon,” said Santosh Sahu, a homebuyer said.
“We are being forced to pay maintenance charges at around Rs 4 per sqft as the operational cost is high. Even luxury flats in the area charge less for maintenance and operation. The builder is not giving possession to anybody refusing to sign the documents and give them advance payment for the year,” said Dharmendra Gaud, another homebuyer.
They further said that the crutch, community centre and shopping complex are still under construction. “A majority of the flats is not complete. Even flat numbering is mostly absent. Current possession is on a pick-and-choose basis and only 20% have got the final demand-cum-offer of possession letter,” said Gaurav Joshi, another buyer
Meanwhile, a representative of the developer refuted the claims made by the homebuyers. “There is no delay in the project and the extension has been given to the realty sector by the government and RERA due to the pandemic. We have got the NOCs for everything and an occupancy certificate has been issued by the authorities. Around 200 homebuyers have got the registry and we have handed over 100 flats to them. We are only charging the operational cost of the maintenance as per the law. We have already paid the EDC to the government and are making efforts with the authorities concerned to resolve the external infrastructure development issue.”