Allotees of Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) 2010 housing scheme protested outside the land development agency's headquarters on Thursday for the delay in completion and handover of flats.
People who got flats in areas such as Mukherjee Nagar, Vasant Kunj D-6, Dwarka sector 18-B, Jasola, Molarband and Motia Khan gathered outside DDA's headquarters with banners and placards.
After waiting for two hours, three representatives from the group were allowed to meet the DDA vice-chairman.
"Work in Dwarka 18-B had started even before the scheme was launched but half the towers are still under construction. There is no approach road to the flats and even if DDA works 24X7, work will not finish in a year," said Manish, an allottee.
People who got flats in Molarband, the first area where possession was handed over, said the place does not have approach roads, water and power connectivity. "We had made full payment in October last year and I expect to get power connection to my flat by October this year," said Pankaj Yadav, another allottee.
The allottees submitted a petition to DDA VC Sanjay Srivastava, demanding a clear timeframe on when work on flats will be completed, interest be paid to allottees who have made full payment but have not got flats yet, undertaking from allottees for taking possession of unfinished flats and an explanation on why extra charge was taken for providing garages.
Hindustan Times was the first to report about how DDA had taken full payment for incomplete flats in Mukherjee Nagar. This was followed by a series of reports on other areas, leading DDA to crack the whip.
Srivastava had ordered weekly status reports from all the sites. Officials responsible for the fiasco had been suspended.
"We have been facing hassles ever since we have been allotted flats in the 2010 scheme. I'm paying an EMI of R52,000 every month for the loan I have taken and also paying rent," said Kunal, a Mukherjee Nagar allottee.
The allottees said if DDA does not deliver the flats soon, they might have to move court.