Writ petition against DLF’s Westend Heights put aside

From ET Realty

BENGALURU: Division Bench of Karnataka High Court headed by Acting CJ today set aside a Writ Petition filed as a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in September 2015, alleging that DLF had illegally caused the approach road to its 1830 apartment residential complex by name Westend Heights, spread over 27 acres in Begur, off Akshaya Nagar, to be widened so as to wrongfully avail extra FSI benefit, and that the authorities, viz., BDA and BBMP had erred in granting the necessary sanctions.

“We can now focus on handing over of apartments to our valued customers, who have stood by us through this crisis”, concluded the spokesman.

DLF spokesman further added that DLF is a highly compliant organization, which steadfastly adhered to the various rules in force at all times, and thanked BDA and BBMP for their unstinting support. The spokesman added that there was no basis in the PIL, which was filed at the instance of nefarious parties with vested interests and that the company had strictly availed FSI as per its eligibility.

Many home buyers in the property is yet to get their apartments. In 2015 the buyers of flats in DLF Westend Heights staged a protests for the delay and completion of the project and handing over of the flats. Though the project was launched in 2008, flats are yet to be handed over to buyers. The apartment, which was to have been handed over to customers in August 2012, has not yet been completed, even after paying 95 per cent of the cost to the developer.

Buyers alleged that the builder was supposed to hand over the flats in 2012. Of 1,922 flats, only around 200 have been handed over to buyers over the past three months.

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