GURGAON: A committee formed by the Gurgaon administration inspected Parsvnath Exotica in Sector 53 and directed the real estate company to complete the remaining work within a month. The inspection precedes a visit by a two-member fact-finding committee of lawyers appointed by the Supreme Court to the Gurgaon housing society.
The Supreme Court ordered the visit in a case involving minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who has a flat in the project. Although the developer handed over possession of the flat, booked by Rathore in 2006, on the Supreme Court’s direction last month, the minister told the court the flat was not habitable as it lacked basic facilities, including parking space.
Jaibir Sharma, a member of the administration panel, said it had inspected the entire project and facilities provided by the developer. “Committee members also interacted with buyers to address their grievances,” said Sharma.
Besides Rathore, 163 others booked flats between 2004 and 2006 in blocks D-4, D-5 and D-6 of Exotica. The buyers allege the realtor has not completed work. “After the Supreme Court’s direction, some work has started but the focus in only on completion of the flat of the Union minister,” said Ramesh Uppal, a buyer.
Assistant town planner RS Batth, the other member of the panel, said, “The developer was asked to complete remaining work in a month and provide flats ready for possession.”
Assuring that the company would give possession at the earliest, a representative of Parsvanath said, “No developer would ever want its customer to suffer. Our intent is very clear to give possession as early as possible. Out of the 18 towers, we have already given possession in 11 towers. We applied for occupation certificates (OC) for two towers in 2009 and for another three towers in 2011, but till date we have not received OC for 5 towers due to faulty policies of the state government.” The company has applied for a revised layout plan for the two other towers.
An official of the department of town and country planning denied that the delay was a result of the government dragging its feet. “The grant of OC is a policy matter and a decision will be taken by the head office,” Batth said. On the revision of the layout plan, Batth added, “We will seek objections from buyers on the revised layout plan. Approval will be given only after all objections are heard.”
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