GURUGRAM: Buyers who had booked independent floors in South City-II, developed by Unitech, are likely to get their homes delivered in four months, after years of waiting. Following a complaint filed with the Haryana government’s Allottees Grievance Redressal Forum (AGRF), the developer has agreed to complete the remaining work within four months and hand over possession to buyers.
The development is a big relief to scores of people who have made most of the payment, but are yet to get possession. Average cost of the independent floors, at the time of booking in 2010, was above Rs 1 crore, and most buyers have already made 80-90% of the payment.
“We’ve been making rounds of the Unitech office for years, but they were unable to assure us they would complete the project. That’s when we filed a complaint with AGRF,” said N K Jain, a buyer. He said they finally feel they may yet get their homes, after the deputy commissioner and DTCP intervened.
Spread over 200 acres, Unitech’s South City-II is a plotted colony with over 6,000 independent floors on 2,000 plots of 230-420 sq yd. Thousands of people are already living in the colony, but most of the independent floors are yet to be delivered.
Jain, who had booked one for Rs 1.25 crore in 2010, and was promised possession in 2012, has already paid around Rs 1 crore. “We were ready to pay the remaining amount too, but the developer was unable to assure us when the project would be completed,” said Jain, adding he had paid up as when the developer demanded, but work on the project had stopped for the past year and a half, after having slowed down earlier. That is when the buyers started losing patience. “The structure is ready, but lots of work is still pending,” said Jain.
Assistant town planner (ATP) R S Batth said, after receiving the complaint, deputy commissioner T L Satyaprakash formed a committee and held a series of meetings with the buyers and the developer. “The developer has now agreed to complete the remaining work and hand over possession in four months. Buyers will make the remaining payment only after getting possession,” said Batth, adding they are holding meetings with Unitech to resolve problems related to other projects as well.
Planning officer Jaibir Sharma said Unitech has given a written undertaking that they will complete the project in four months. “We’ll monitor their progress,” said Sharma. A representative of Unitech said the project was delayed for several reasons, but they are now trying to complete it as early as possible. “Construction work is done. Finishing work is what remains, and we’ll complete it in few months,” he said.
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