The contentious issue of extra flats being built at the Commonwealth Games Village might now be sorted out with the demolition orders of 17 flats at the residential complex being passed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
The Games village, built on a public private partnership basis between DDA and private developer Emaar MGF, has 34 towers with a total of 1,168 flats. In an audit, it was found that the developer had exceeded the prescribed Floor Area Ratio (FAR). Due to the contention over the fate of these flats, allotment of the flats to those who had bought them were stalled.
To break the impasse, Emaar has now offered to get 17 flats demolished, looking at customer's interest, a spokesperson of the developer said.
Emaar has also written a letter to the DDA to issue completion certificates for the rest of the flats so that possession can be given to their owners at the earliest.
These 17 flats were built in the basement area of the complex and were not sold.
"As per as the Delhi master plan, 5% of FAR is within permissible limit that can be regularised but we have given consent for demolition so that our customers can get the flats in time," the spokesperson said.
DDA has passed the demolition orders and the exercise can be carried out within the next few weeks.