More than hundred people from Delhi and National Capital Region towns — Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad — attempted to gatecrash the Gurgaon office of real estate developer Unitech on Thursday.
The protestors said Unitech’s Habitat Apartments in Greater Noida was supposed to be ready and handed over to the buyers by June this year.
The buyers complained that most of them had paid almost 95 per cent of the cost but the project was nowhere near completion and demanded a refund.
Sanjay Kalra, a chartered accountant, said he had booked a 1500 sq feet apartment worth Rs 75 lakh in 2006. He said he has already paid Rs 70 lakh.
“While most property owners have already paid approximately 90 per cent of the payment, the actual work done on the project is not even 50-55 per cent,” he alleged.
About 200 apartment owners filled the refund form at the entry gate of Signature Tower as bouncers, security guards and policemen kept strict vigil.
A written statement issued by Daljeet Singh, general manager, Vaishnavi Communications —on behalf of Unitech — read: “Last year due to the extraordinary circumstances, the construction activities on certain projects could not happen at the required pace, because of which there has been some delay on the project.
But now the construction on the said project has started at full pace and the company will deliver the apartments to the customers as soon as possible. In addition to that, the company is also committed to pay the penalty as per the stated clause in the agreement to all the customers for the delayed period.”